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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Sloman
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 51 to 57 probate year 1913
In re Elizabeth Sloman. deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me Elizabeth Sloman of Number 2 Clarence Road Exmouth in the County of Devon widow I hereby revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me I appoint my sister Mary Ann Ellis James Thomas Foster of 8 Brunswick Terrace Exmouth aforesaid and Henry Octavius Bickley of Holm Lea Lyme Regis to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will and I give to each of them the said James Thomas Foster and Henry Octavius Bickley the sum of Two hundred pounds for their trouble and to defray travelling and other expenses incurred in their Executorship.
I give devise and bequeath unto my sister the said Mary Ann Ellis all my share estate and interest in an estate known as "Ellis Estate" situate in Saint John's Newfoundland for her life and after her decease then I give devise and bequeath the same as to one equal fourth part thereof unto my cousin Annie Lea absolutely as to one other equal fourth part thereof to my cousin Mary Ann Roberts absolutely as to one other equal fourth part thereof to my cousin Elizabeth Clems (three daughters of my first cousin Elizabeth Mortimer late of Broadclyst Devon) absolutely free from the control of any present or future husband with whom each of my said beneficiaries may marry and I declare that if any of the aforesaid devises shall die in lifetime without leaving issue who shall be living at my decease and the decease of my sister the said Mary Ann Ellis the share of such of them as shall die without leaving issue as aforesaid shall go to and be equally divided among the survivors or survivor of such devises hereinbefore mentioned but in the case of any of them dying in my lifetime or in the lifetime of the said Mary Ann Ellis leaving issue any of whom shall be living at my decease and the decease of my said sister then such issue shall take (and equally among them if more than one) the share which their respective parents would have taken if living at my death or at the death of the said Mary Ann Ellis and as to the remaining one fourth part thereof I give the same unto Jane Dodd the daughter of my cousin Harriett Wheaton for her life and from and after her death I give the same unto and equally between her daughters absolutely I give and devise my freehold dwelling house number 2 Clarence Road Exmouth aforesaid and all the wearing apparel furniture and effects belonging to me therein unto my sister the said Mary Ann Ellis absolutely and I also give to my said sister my two leasehold cottages situate and being numbers 1 and 2 Montpellier Road Exmouth for her life and fr(?) and after her decease I give number 1 Montpellier Road to Bessie Glanville of Woodbury Devon for her use and benefit absolutely and I give number 2 Montpellier Road to Maud Selly if she shall be living with my sister the said Mary Ann Ellis at the time of her death for her use and benefit absolutely but if she shall not be living with the said Mary Ann Ellis at the time of her death then I direct that the same shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate
I give the following legacies namely
- To my old and faithful servant William Skinner of Mount Denham Exeter the sum of One hundred pounds
- To the wife of my old servant James Row of Saint Hill Alphington the sum of One hundred pounds
- To my old friend Jane Glenful of Exeter the sum of One hundred pounds
- To George Beavis (Senior) of Exmouth retired water Bailiff the sum of One hundred pounds
- To my Baker Ernest Morey of Exmouth the sum of One hundred pounds
- To my cousin Maria Spires of Exmouth the sum of One hundred pounds
- To Mary Gibbons (Sister of the said Maria Spires) of Plymouth in the said County of Devon the sum of One hundred pounds
- To Polly Hull of 132 Bethune Road Stanford Hill London the sum of One hundred pounds
- To my Cousin the Reverend Archer Collins the sum of One hundred pounds
- To my Cousin Mary Lindsey of Woodbury Devon Two hundred pounds stock of the Exmouth Gas Company
- To my cousin Caroline Moore Two hundred pounds Preference stock of the said Exmouth Gas Company
- To my servant Maud Selly if she shall be living with me at the time of my death the sum of Five hundred pounds
- To my niece Caroline Fisher the sum of Five hundred pounds
- To my Cousin Annie Lea the sum of Five hundred pounds
- To my Cousin Elizabeth Olems the sum of Five hundred pounds
- To my cousin Mary Anne Roberts the sum of Five hundred pounds
- To my cousin Jane Dodd Two hundred pounds debentures in the Richmond Gas Stove Company and Two hundred pounds preference stock in the same company
- To my cousin Jane Bickley the sum of Two hundred pounds
- To Richard Wheeler son of my Cousin Harriett Wheeler the sum of Two hundred pounds
- To George Mortimer son of my Cousin Elizabeth Mortimer the sum of Two hundred pounds
- To Thom Mortimer son of my said Cousin Elizabeth Mortimer the sum of Two hundred pounds
- To the Trustees of the Exmouth Dispensary the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the general purposes of such Institution
- To the Trustees of the Exmouth Cottage Hospital the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the general purposes of such Institution
- To the Trustees of the Exmouth Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the general purposes of such institution
- To the Trustees of the Exmouth Branch of the Young Womens Christian Association the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the General purposes of such institution
- To the Trustees of the Sailors Rest Exmouth the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the general purposes fo such institution
- To the Trustees of the Exmouth Life Boat Institution the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the general purposes of such institution
- To the Trustees of the Childrens Seaside Home Exmouth the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the general purpose of such Institution
- To the Trustees of Saint Lukes Convalescent Home Exmouth the sum of One hundred pounds to be used for the general purposes of such Institution and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer of Secretary for the time being of the foregoing charitable and other Institutions shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees for the legacies so bequeathed to such charities or institutions respectively
- I give to my sister the said Mary Ann Ellis the sum of Five hundred pounds to be used by her for such charitable objects and institutions in Saint John's Newfoundland as she in her absolute discretion shall deem advisable
- I bequeath to the Vicar and Churchwardens for the time being of the parish of Woodbury Devon Two hundred pounds Debentures in the Burleigh Salterton Gas Company upon trust to apply the dividends and income to arise therefrom for the purpose of purchasing and supplying the poor of the said parish with bread and other necessities of life during the winter months of every year
- I bequeath to the committee for the time being of the institution for the Blind Saint Davids Exeter such stock belonging to me of the value of Two hundred pounds as my Trustees shall decide to form a fund which shall be known as "The Copplestone Ellis Sloman Fund" upon trust that the said Committee shall receive the dividends and income to arise therefrom and in the first place to apply the same for the upkeep of the grave and headstone of the late John Copplestone in Saint Davids Churchyard Exeter and to apply the residue of such income in providing an annual Treat for the inmates of the said Institution for the Blind
- I bequeath to the Vicar and Churchwardens for the time being of Christ Church Brunswick Square Exmouth One hundred pounds stock of the Exmouth Gas Company upon trust that the said Vicar and Churchwardens shall apply the dividends and income arising therefrom for the purpose of providing a tea for poor persons residing in the parish who may be seventy five years of age and over such stock to form a fund to be known as "Mrs. Sloman's Gift" after payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies bequeathed by this my will
- I hereby give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my property estate and effects both real and personal unto my sister the said Mary Ann Ellis absolutely.
- I declare that all legacies and gifts of money hereinbefore mentioned shall so far as may be possible or desirable be paid by the transfer of such securities as I may die possessed of and are not otherwise specially given or bequeathed by this my will
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of June One thousand nine hundred and twelve - Elizabeth Sloman -
Signed by the Testatrix the said Elizabeth Sloman as and to be her last will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other all being present together at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
George E. Senge Law Clerk Exmouth
N Bennett 4 Clarence Road Exmouth Spinster
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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 July 8, 2002
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