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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(R)
Elizabeth Roche

 

Will of Elizabeth Roche
from Newfoundland will books volume 14 pages 536-537 probate year 1929

In re     DECEASED.
ELIZABETH ROCHE.

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ME ELIZABETH ROCHE of Saint John's, Spinster.

     I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me.
     I appoint John V. O'Dea of Saint John's, Commission Merchant, to be the Executor and Trustee of this my will.
     I will devise and bequeath my house and premises on Water Street (No. 161 191) in St. John's unto the said John V. O'Dea his Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely and unburdened by any trust.
     I will devise and bequeath Four hundred dollars ($400.00) unto the said John V. O'Dea upon trust to expend the same for the celebration of masses for the repose of my soul and the souls of my deceased sisters, the said masses to be celebrated within the space of one year from the date of my death.
     I devise and bequeath my residuary estate unto my Executor and Trustee above named upon trust to pay thereout my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, and after payment of same upon trust.

  1. To pay thereout and from the income thereof the annuity of Three hundred dollars ($300.00) to Miss M.E. Hackett payable to her under the will of Agnes Mitchell late of St. John's deceased.
  2. On the death of the said Miss M.E. Hackett to pay the following bequests.
    1. To my grand niece Katherine Murphy Two hundred dollars ($200.00).
    2. To the Mount Cashel Orphanage of St. John's Fifty dollars ($50.00).
    3. To the Belvedere Orphanage at St. John's Fifty dollars ($50.00).
    4. To the Men's St. Vincent de Paul Society Fifty dollars ($50.00).
    5. To the Ladies' St. Vincent de Paul Society Fifty dollars ($50.00).
    6. To the Convent of Mercy Military Road at St. John's Two hundred dollars ($200.00), and
  3. To distribute the residue thereof after the payment of the above amounts between my nieces Mrs. Lizzie O'Connor and Mrs. B. Vallee and in the event of the death of the latter during my lifetime I direct my trustee to pay the share of my residuary estate otherwise payable to the said Mrs. B. Vallee, to the daughter of the said Mrs. B. Vallee.

And I hereby authorize and empower my trustee the said John V. O'Dea to retain or vary or realize any investments which I now or may hereafter hold, in his sole and uncontrolled discretion.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand this 13th day of June Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty-three.

E. Roche

SIGNED by the above mentioned Testatrix as her last will in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses, the figures 161 having been first allined to "191" on the eight line of the first page hereof.

John Fenelon
Richard A. Parsons

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
W. J. Higgins
Judge
July 4/29
Probate granted
John V. O'Dea
on the 6th day
of July A.D. 1929
Value of Estate
$23,874.67

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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