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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Anastatia Rolls
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 451-452
probate year 1926
ANASTATIA ROLLS. DECEASED.
This is the last Will of me Anastatia Rolls of St. John’s
Newfoundland married woman and I revoke all former wills by me made
I appoint my son Thomas J Rolls (hereinafter called “my trustee”)
executor and trustee of this my will
(2) I give devise and
bequeath all I die possessed of to my trustee in trust to pay thereout
a monthly allowance of thirty dollars ($30xx) to my daughter Annie during
her lifetime or apply the said sum of thirty dollars per month for her
maintenance and support - the first allowance of thirty dollars to be
paid or applied as aforesaid on the first day of the month immediately
following the month in which I shall die and the future monthly allowance
on the first day of every month thereafter
(3) My trustee is
to have absolute discretion in the realization and management of my estate
and shall not be personally responsible for any loss or depreciation
my estate may suffer unless caused by his gross carelessness or wilful
(4) If during the life time of my daughter Annie the
income from my estate after paying all necessary outgoings be more than
the three hundred and sixty dollars per annum required for my said daughter
the residue of the income is to be my son’s, Thomas J Rolls,
(5) If during the lifetime of my daughter Annie the
income from my estate be not sufficient to meet the said monthly allowance
the principal or Corpus of my estate shall be used to make up any deficiency
(6) On the death of my daughter Annie the principal or Corpus of my estate
then remaining shall be my son’s, Thomas J Rolls,
(7) In case my son Thomas J Rolls shall predecease my daughter
Annie he shall by will or other writing appoint a trustee to carry out
the trusts of this my will and also provide for the disposition of the
surplus income (if any) and for the disposition of the Corpus or principal
of my estate remaining at the death of my daughter Annie
Should my son Thomas J Rolls fail to appoint a trustee
as aforesaid or executor of his will who may act as said trustee, then
the person appointed administrator de bonis non cum testamento annexo
of my estate shall act as trustee
It is to be understood that if my said son Thomas J Rolls predecease
my daughter Annie whatever part of my estate that would come to him if
he had outlived her shall vest in him so that it shall be part of his
estate at his death and if he make no disposition thereof as aforesaid
it shall go to his next of kin in equal shares.
In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will this 18th day
of June A.D. 1917.
by the testatrix Anastatia Rolls as and for her last will in the
presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other
have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Jas. J. McGrath.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 14/22
to Thomas J.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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