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Will of Alice Webber
In the Supreme Court
OATH OF EXECUTOR
Probate granted to John Charles
on the 9th day of January
Value of Estate $ 16,204,22
Vol. 11 - Folio 367
In this corner To the Honourable the Supreme Court or
The petition of Florence Lockyer of St. John's , Newfoundland, Registered Nurse
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
I give to my daughter
In the event of death of either or
After all expenses in connections with this
The balances remaining in the Nfld.
Neville F. Lockyer
I appoint my daughter Florence Lockyer
I Alice Webber have hereunto
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: http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/lockyer-john-10-503.shtml 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: http://ngb.chebucto.org/Wills/lockyer-william-james-13-61.shtml
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. http://ngb.chebucto.org/Newspaper-Obits/guardian-1937-p2.shtml
Florence May Lockyer married Carl Alva Butler at Topsail Anglican Church November 1955.
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