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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Mary Grace Williams

 

 

Will of Mary Grace Williams
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 pages 18 & 19 probate year 1921

In re Mary Grace Williams       deceased

I, Mary Grace Williams of Bay Bulls, Widow of Thomas C. Williams, do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills.
I appoint Thomas G. Williams of Bay Bulls, merchant, to be the Executor of this my will directing him as soon as possible after my death to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses.

  1. I give devise and bequeath all that piece of parcel of land situate at Bread and cheese point, Bay Bulls, and bounded by land of Richard Williams and John H. Williams and also all that piece or parcel of land at Bay Bulls Bight bounded by land in possession of John H. Williams and James Coady to my three sons James, Albert and Francis to be equally divided between them.

  2. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Francis the land, premises and dwelling house now occupied by me together with all household furniture and effects except my personal bed and bedding for his sole use and benefit.

  3. I give devise and bequeath to my three sons James, Albert and Francis to be equally divided between them the money to my credit on deposit in the Savings Bank.

  4. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Jessie O'Brien my house and premises situate on Water Street, St. John's and now occupied by one Lahey.

  5. I give devise and bequeath to my Executor as Trustee all my right title and interest in and to land situate on Water Street, St. John's, occupied by the Reid Newfoundland Company's Electrical Store and in and to land occupied by the United Coal Company and all rents and profits arising from the said properties upon the following trusts:-

    1. To hold the said land occupied by the Reid Newfoundland Company's Electrical Store and all profits and income arising therefrom in trust for my grandson Thomas E. Williams until my said grandson attains the age of Twenty one years my executor shall apply the annual income of the said property for the support maintenance and education of my said grandson. In the event of my said grandson dying before he attains the age of twenty one the said property shall upon his death revert to (the word his is crossed out) my general estate. When my said grandson attains the age of twenty one years my executor shall convey the said land and profits to him absolutely.

    2. To hold the said land occupied by the United Coal Company and all profits and income arising therefrom in trust for my grand-daughter Jessie O'Brien Williams until my said grand-daughter attains the age of twenty one years my executor shall apply annual income of the said property towards her support and education. In the event of my said grand-daughter dying before she attains the age of twenty one years the property shall upon her death revert to my general estate. When my said grand-daughter attains the age of twenty one years my executor shall convey the said land and profits to her absolutely.

  6. I give devise and bequeath unto my executor the sum of Ninety dollars [$90.00] in gold which is now in my house and also my personal bed and bedding directing him immediately after my death to give this bed and bedding to my grand-daughter, Jessie Williams. Out of the sum of Ninety dollars hereby bequeathed to him I direct my executor to pay my funeral expenses, erect a tomb stone at my grave and expend the balance in Masses for the repose of my soul.
    The rest residue and remainder of all property of which I may die possessed I give devise and bequeath unto my three sons to be equally divided between them.

In Witness Whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's this 14th day of November A.D. 1916. Mary Grace Williams
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in our presence, who in her presence, at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses. Matthew Coady    Albertha E.Williams.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 14/21
Horwood J.
Probate granted to
Thomas G. Williams
April 14/21
Estate sworn at
$6000.00

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 12, 2002

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