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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Veitch
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 151-153 probate
Last Will and Testament of
John Veitch of Holyrood
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.
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.
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.
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
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
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo H. Emerson
on the 13th day
of April 1902
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