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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(R)
Stephen Rodgers

 

 

Will of Stephen Rodgers
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 148 & 149 probate year 1922

In re STEPHEN RODGERS.      DECEASED.

In the name of God. Amen. This is the last will and testament of me, Stephen Rodgers, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, wharfinger, and I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary writings. I hereby constitute and appoint Richard J. Rodgers, my son, sole Executor of this my will.

  1. I hereby give and bequeath to my son Richard J. Rodgers four shares held by me in the Imperial Tobacco Company, Ltd. Of St. John's.
  2. I hereby give and bequeath to my said son Richard J. Rodgers the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars.
  3. I hereby give and bequeath to my son William Rodgers the house and land at present occupied by me and known as No. 60 Alexander Street, St. John's; Also all the furniture and effects therein contained with the exceptions hereinafter mentioned.
  4. I also give and bequeath to my said son William Rodgers the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars.
  5. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Lilian Caul one large Arm Chair and one framed picture of me at present contained in my said dwelling house, No. 60 Alexander Street.
  6. I hereby give and bequeath to my five grand children, Lilian, Harold, Gordon, Isabella Aloysius, children of my deceased daughter, Mary Joseph Caul, one and a half shares held by me in the Colonial Investment & Loan Company of Toronto, share and share alike, Also to my said five grand children the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars at present held at interest from me by their father Michael F. Caul, share and share alike; Also the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars, share and share alike.
  7. It is my will that with the exception of the bequests for seven hundred and fifty dollars each to my two sons Richard J. Rodgers and William Rodgers and to my five grand children, children of my deceased daughter, May Joseph Caul, all the bequests hereinbefore mentioned are to take effect only on the death of my dear wife, Mary. During the term of her natural life all the property described in said bequests shall belong to and be used by her.
  8. I give and bequeath to the Orphanage at Belvidere, St. John's, the sum of fifty dollars.
  9. I give and bequeath to Mount Cashel Orphanage, St. John's, the sum of fifty dollars.
  10. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give and bequeath to my dear wife, Mary.

Dated at St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland this eighteenth day of October 1915. STEPHEN RODGERS.
Signed by the said Stephen Rodgers as and for his last will in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Cyril J. Cahill.    Lizzie Coady.

CORRECT.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jan 12/22
Kent J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
William Rodgers
Jan 12/22.
Estate sworn
at $5780.00

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 16, 2002

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