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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Robert Shortall
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 345-346
probate year 1915
ROBERT SHORTALL deceased.
This is the last will of me Robert
Shortall of St. John’s Newfoundland Laborer and I revoke all
former wills by me made. I appoint William P. Shortall of
St. John’s aforesaid Executor of this my will
(1) I give to
my wife for her life all property of whatsoever kind I die possessed of
After her death I give to my daughter Margaret my leasehold premises on Job
Street St. John’s aforesaid and also all the household furniture and
effects contained in my dwelling situate on said Street part of said premises
After my said wife’s death my executor shall hold my leasehold premises
on Hamilton Street in St. John’s aforesaid in trust first to pay out
of the net income my son Peter the sum of one hundred dollars
and after Peter is paid as aforesaid to pay one hundred dollars
out of net income to my son
Michael and after Peter and Michael are
paid as aforesaid to transfer said last named leasehold premises to my sons Patrick and Robert as
tenants in common so that both shall hold as follows that is to say Patrick’s
share shall be the upstairs of the dwelling now part of said last named leasehold
premises the cooperage in the rear of said dwelling (last referred to) and
the use in common with my son Robert of the yard and passage
way appurtenant to said last referred to dwelling and Roberts share
shall be the downstairs of the said last referred to dwelling and the use in
common with my son Patrick of
the said yard and passage way
(4) The expenses or debts of each of said
leasehold premises shall be paid by each premises upon which they have arisen
and any debts due to me or to my executor for rent shall be and become part
of the bequests as if such debt or debts were part of the respective premises
(5) It is my wish that Patrick and Robert when
they get possession from my executor of the premises bequeathed to them shall
bear equally the ground rent of the same and also bear equally all necessary
repairs to said dwelling bequeathed to them and the cost of insuring the same
Should the last named dwelling be totally destroyed by fire before Peter and
Michael are paid and there be insurance on the same such insurance money shall
be used to first pay what shall be due to Peter and Michael (if any) and the
balance paid over to Patrick and Robert in equal shares.
residue of my estate if any I give to my daughter Margaret. In
witness whereof I have set my hand to this my will this 20th day
of November 1911. Robert his X mark Shortall Signed by the testator Robert
Shortall for his last will by making his mark
in our presence (the foregoing having been first read over to him also in our
presence) who in his presence and in the presence of each other have signed
our names as witnesses Jas. J. McGrath St. John’s Solicitor Josephine
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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