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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Rooney
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 246 probate year 1922
In re ELIZABETH ROONEY DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Elizabeth Rooney of St. John's, Widow.
- I appoint my son, Alexander Rooney, sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament.
- I give, devise and bequeath to my grand daughter, Jean Elizabeth Rooney, my shares in the Rope Walk company of St. John's; and I hereby authorize my Executor, should he deem it advisable, to sell and dispose of the said Rope Walk company shares and to invest the moneys arising therefrom in first mortgage on real property in the town of St. John's or any other safe and reliable securities, such as a trustee is authorized to invest in, for the benefit of my said grand daughter, Jean Elizabeth Rooney.
- All the rest, residue and remainder of my Estate of every kind and description whatsoever, I give, devise and bequeath to my said son, Alexander rooney, subject to the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand this 8th day of April A. D. 1921. ELIZABETH her X mark ROONEY
Signed Published and Declared by the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in her presence and in the presence of each other and at her request have hereunto set our hands as witnesses. The same having first been read over & explained. ELIZABETH NEWS. J. A. W. W. MCNEILY of St. John's Solicitor.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 7/22
|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. |
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