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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Richard White
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 598-599
probate year 1917
Richard White deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Richard White of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland,
Inspector of Lighthouses.
First I revoke all wills and Testamentary
dispositions by me at any time heretofore made.
Second I appoint
my wife Laura M. White sole Executrix of this my will.
I give and bequeath unto my daughter Eleanor D. White all my interest in
and to all the property mentioned in the ninth paragraph of the will of
my father Edward White late of St. John’s, Master Mariner, Deceased
which I am or may become entitled to by reason of the death of my late
son Robert White.
Fourth. I bequeath the use and enjoyment
of all my household furniture, goods, things and effects to my said wife
during her life or widowhood.
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my said
wife the sum of six hundred dollars per annum computed from the time of
my death and payable quarterly during the term of her natural life or until
she shall marry again, and I direct that the said annuity shall be paid
as far as possible out of the income of my residuary estate, but if that
is insufficient for the purpose the said annuity or as much thereof as
the income is insufficient to pay shall be paid to her out of the capital
of my estate.
Sixth. Upon the death or re-marriage of my said
wife I give and bequeath to my said daughter Eleanor D. White should
she be then unmarried the sum of Four hundred dollars per annum computed
from the time of the death or remarriage of my said wife, and payable quarterly
during the term of her natural life or until she shall marry, and I direct
that the said annuity shall be paid as far as possible out of the income
of my residuary estate, but if that is insufficient for the purpose the
said annuity or as much thereof as the income is insufficient to pay shall
be paid to her out of the capital of my estate.
Upon the death or marriage of my said daughter Eleanor D. White I direct that all my estate then remaining shall be divided equally between
my children Charles A. White, Eleanor D. White George E. White and Dorothy
Mary. In witness whereof I the said Richard White have to this my will
set my hand this second day of December Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred
and sixteen R. White - Signed by the above named Richard
White as his last
will in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request,
in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed
our names as witnesses. Jas P. Blackwood J. E. White
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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