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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Emma Ann White
Will of Emma Ann White
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 228-229
probate year 1911
Emma Ann White deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Emma Ann White of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland
widow I appoint Charles H. Emerson of Saint John’s aforesaid Barrister
at Law to be sole Executor of this my last will and Testament It is my
will and desire that my Executor shall sell as soon after my death as
possible either by public auction or private sale as he may deem best,
my leasehold premises on Gower Street now occupied by Mark Sheppard,
and after payment of all expenses which may be connected with such sale
to divide the balance of the proceeds thereof amongst my brothers and
sisters namely Samuel Goss, Thomas Goss, Mary Hannah Wheeler,
Margaret Day, and Elizabeth Gushue share and share alike.
give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth Gushue my gold watch and chain
and all Jewellery and furniture and effects which may be in her house
at the time of my decease.
It is my will and desire that
from and out of the moneys which may be standing to my credit in the
Royal Bank of Canada at the time of my decease there shall be paid
(1) all my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses
including tombstone and cemetery railing
(2) To my mother Maria
Goss the sum of one hundred dollars
(3) To my brother in law
Frank Gushue, in recognition of his kind attention
to me during my illness the sum of one hundred dollars
(4) To the Right
Reverend Edward P. Roche Vicar General Saint John’s
the sum of two hundred dollars for the Celebration of Masses for the
repose of my Soul
(5) To the Reverend Mother Superior of the Convent
at Torbay, for the benefit of the Convent the sum of two hundred dollars.
(6) To the Reverend Mother Superior of the Mercy Convent St. John’s
for works of charity, the sum of one hundred dollars.
(7) To my Executor
for managing my Estate an amount equal to five per cent in the value
of the estate. If any balance should remain over after payment of the
above legacies, it is my will and desire that the same be paid to the
Reverend Mother Superior of the Belvedere Orphanage St. John’s
for the benefit of the institution.
Dated at Saint John’s this 27th day
of February 1911. Emma Ann White Signed
by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the
presence of us, who at her request, in her presence and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Winifred
Gamberg Michael Fleming Charles H. Emerson
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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