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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Alice Webber


Will of Alice Webber
from Newfoundland will books volume 21 page 651 probate year 1953


In the Supreme Court

In re
Alice Webber




Probate granted to John Charles
Moores & Florence Lockyer

on the 9th day of January
A.D. 1953

Value of Estate $ 16,204,22

Vol. 11 - Folio 367


In this corner           To the Honourable the Supreme Court or
Fiat ???????            one of the Honourable the Judges thereof.
Jan. 8th 1953

The petition of Florence Lockyer of St. John's , Newfoundland, Registered Nurse


  1. Alice Webber of St. John's aforesaid died there on the 13th day of November, A. D. 1952, having first made and published her last Will and Testament which is hereto annexed marked "A".

  2. Your petitioner and John Charles Moores of St. John's aforesaid, Assistant Passenger Agent, are the sole executors named in the said will.

  3. A full, just and true inventory and valuation of the property of the said testatrix within the jurisdiction of your Honourable Court at the time of her death as far as your petitioner can at present ascertain is hereto annexed marked "B".

  4. No Letters of Probate of any Will nor Letters of Administration of any estate of the said Alice Webber have issued from your Honourable Court (initials to left of 4).

Your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Probate of the Will of the said Alice Webber be granted to her and the said John Charles Moores.

And as in duty bound will ever pray, etc.

Dated at St. John's this 24th day of November, A. D. 1952.

Florence Lockyer LS




St. John's to-wit:

I, Florence Lockyer of St. John's aforesaid, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition, make oath and say that the matters and things therein set forth are just and true to the best of my knowledge information and belief.

SWORN before me at St. John's

aforesaid this 24th day of

November, A.D. 1952

Florence Lockyer LS


  Robert Alsop LS A stamp with value of 25 cents for Newfoundland
 Clerk Inland Revenue is affixed to left of Alsop signature




Last Will and Testaments


April 4th, 1951

I Alice Webber of the City of St. John's
Nfld. declare this to be my
last will and testament.

I give to my daughter
Florence Lockyer my own home
and effects therein at 131 Hamilton Ave.
City St. John's.
       If and when the above
mentioned house is sold the nett
proceeds of such sale to be
divided among the following
          Neville F. Lockyer
          Mrs. John Terrell. Mary Lockyer
          Florence Lockyer
          Hazel Webber
          Grace Lockyer. Mrs. A J Hand
          Eric Lockyer

In the event of death of either or
any of the above named
persons previous to such sale
such shares will automatically
cease and proceeds will be
divided among the surviving
members of the family before named

After all expenses in connections with this
will plus funeral expenses, together
with any outstanding debts
are paid.

The balances remaining in the Nfld.
Savings bank and the Royal
Bank of Canada at St. John's
in joint account of Florence
and myself are to be
divided among the following

          Neville F. Lockyer
          Mary Lockyer (Mrs. J Terrell)
          Florence Lockyer
          Hazel Webber
          Grace Lockyer. (Mrs. A J Hand)
          Eric Lockyer

I appoint my daughter Florence Lockyer
and Mr. J. C. Moores
executors of this my last will.

I Alice Webber have hereunto
Set my hand and seal
This fourth day of April 1951
                    Signed Alice Webber

•  Seal

Witness- *


Notes for the transcription (Geoff Martin): This four page document is a will obtained from the Newfoundland Supreme Court in April 2005.

Alice Webber was born in Harbour Grace as Alice Martin, Sep 7, 1878. She  was the daughter of Matthew Martin (an engineer d. Oct. 1916 Harbour Grace) and Jane Maria Mercer

In September 1906 in Harbour Grace, Alice married John Lockyer, a native of Trinity, who had been hired by James Ryan in 1904 as an assistant manager. The Lockyer/Swyers House is located on Coster Street, one of the main roads in Bonavista. John Lockyer died of pneumonia in 1917 and Alice, moved the family to Harbour Grace soon after.

The will for John is here: The son Levelle was actually Neville and he was from the first marriage of John to Mary Cook. She died in Trinity in 1904.

John's brother was William James Lockyer (Rev. Canon Lockyer), a prominent figure in the Church of England. For 34 years he laboured in Nova Scotia and the greater part of that time was at Port Morien, Cape Breton. In 1917 William was made a Canon of All Saints Cathedral, Halifax. William's wife, Elizabeth Mary White, was a sister of Bishop White, the first native born Newfoundland Anglican Bishop.

The will for William James Lockyer is here:

Alice remarried widower Arnold Webber in St. John's Jan 19, 1927. See Harbour Grace Standard 11 February 1927

Arnold had been married to Eliza Ann Balsom (d. Clarenville June 1924) with whom he had 10 children. At the time of the marriage of Arnold and Alice, Arnold had been railroading for 28 years. Unfortunately, Arnold was killed December 6, 1937 in a disastrous train wreck that occurred shortly after one o'clock in the morning near St. John's when engine No. 1000 and two loaded freight cars plunged over a trestle at Flynn's Dump, Mount Pearl.

Florence May Lockyer married Carl Alva Butler at Topsail Anglican Church November 1955.



Page Contributed by Geoff Martin

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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