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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Veitch


Will of John Veitch
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 151-153 probate year 1902

Last Will and Testament of
John Veitch of Holyrood
Telegrapher deceased.

      In the name of God Amen I John Veitch of Holyrood being well in body and sound of mind but knowing the dangers incidental to mans life do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament. And as touching such worldly estate as wherewith God has been pleased to bless me with in this life I give and bequeath in the following manner and form.
I hold two insurance policies

one in the New York Mutual
and a benefit of
and one in the Aetna of Canada

1st I give and bequeath the above amount as follows

Rev. Wm Veitch for his own use
Rev. G. J. Battcock for Masses
Rev. P. O'Donnell for Masses
Rev. Joseph Murphy for Masses
My son Wm. J. Veitch
My son George J. Veitch
My son Philip J. Veitch
My son John B. Veitch
My son Ed. Veitch to provide for him until he comes of age
My wife Ellen Veitch
My daughter Lizzie Veitch
For a statue for Holyrood Church
Rev. Wm. Veitch for Masses
Right Rev R. McDonald for Masses
My Wife Ellen Veitch to pay any outstanding bills funeral expenses and mass

2nd I give and bequeath my dwelling house cellar stables and kitchen garden in rear of the house to my wife Ellen Veitch during her lifetime and then to become the property of my son John B. Veitch should he survive her if not my son Edward Veitch shall have the said house cellar stables and garden.
3rdly I give and bequeath to all or either of my sons my waterside premises should either of them require to build on it the first needing it shall have the right to build but if the other sons should need to build they shall have an equal claim and divide it as best they can.
4thly As regards my land fronting on the street road, the first son requiring to build thereon shall have the right to do so and claim a rearage to the old rescevoy reserving the western portion in case another son may need it (the first requiring it)
5th As regards my land on the main road to Toplins and Kennedy's road, and a plot of land on Kennedys road towards Georges Cove Marsh and another plot of land in the rear of George Cove Mountain I request this land shall be equally divided in blocks from the Main road so as to enable each son to have a frontage on the main road that is if all my sons come home if not the sons settling on the land shall have a right to the property - The first son building is to have his selection of his portion of the land and each one in turn shall have the same right as they require it.
6thly All my children shall have the right and privilege to live in my dwelling house until they have a house of their own to live in
7thly. I also order that my house land and property be not sold for debt but remain in the name of the Veitches 7thly I bequeath my livestock to the care of my wife Ellen Veitch to be divided among my children as she thinks best and each child is to have a feather bed.
Lastly I appoint the Rev. Wm Veitch to be my executor. (Sgd) John Veitch. Dated at Holyrood this 7th day of March A.D. 1901. (Sgd) witness Philip Veitch. (Sgd) Lawrence Barron. (Sgd) I. John Veitch.


I John Veitch of Holyrood C.B. Newfoundland Station Agent being very weak and sick but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding hereby approve of ratify and confirm the foregoing holograph will as my last will and testament hereby revoking any other wills heretofore at any time by me made I desire only two exceptions, that instead "Statue for Holyrood Church" I hereby give devise and bequeath sixty dollars to procure one set of stations for Holycross Church Holyrood. It is also my will that if this amount is insufficient, the amount necessary to procure a good set of stations be made up from my estate. It is my will also that my son James Veitch be given forty dollars from my estate. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of March A.D. nineteen hundred and two. (Sgd) John Veitch (LS) Signed Sealed and published and declared as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in the presence the Testator and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto after having read it over and explained it to the Testator. (Sgd) Joseph Murphy (LS) (sgd) Richard Dwyer (LS)

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and Codicil of John Veitch deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo H. Emerson
granted to
Wm Veitch
on the 13th day
of April 1902
Value of
Est. $3535.00



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