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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary Winsor
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 388-390
probate year 1897
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Last will and Testament of
Mary Winsor of St. John’s
This is the last will and Testament
of me Mary Winsor of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland widow
of James J. Winsor late of St. John’s aforesaid
First. I desire that all my just and lawful debts and testamentary
expenses shall be paid out of my estate.
Second. I give devise and bequeath
to my Executors hereinafter named six shares in the Capital Stock of
the Union Bank of Newfoundland, Four shares in the Capital stock of the
Commercial Bank of Newfoundland And also the sum of one thousand five
hundred dollars to hold the same in trust for the following purpose or
purposes - that is to say (first) to invest the said sum of one thousand
five hundred dollars in such securities or security as they (my said
Executors) may deem good and sufficient and (second) to apply the dividends
interest and proceeds of the said Bank shares and money towards the education
maintenance and support of Grace Parnell (at present of St. John’s)
child of the late Mr. J. R. Parnell deceased until she
shall attain the age of Twenty three years then to transfer the said
shares money or securities to her to hold the same in her own right absolutely
and for ever.
Third. It is my will and desire that in the event of the
death of the said Grace Parnell before she shall attain the said age
of twenty three years the said bank shares and money or securities shall
be equally divided into two parts one part (or half) of which shall be
transferred and paid over to Grace Parnell (mother of said Grace
Parnell and widow of late W. J. R. Parnell deceased to hold in her own right
absolutely, and the other part or half shall be held by my said Executors
upon trust to apply the dividends interest and proceeds thereof towards
the education maintenance and support of Mary Parnell (sister of said
Grace Parnell) until she shall attain the age of twenty three years then
to transfer the said half of the said shares and money or securities
to her the said Mary Parnell to hold the same in her
own right absolutely and for ever.
I give devise and bequeath to Clara McCouboly wife of Richard
A. McCouboly of St. John’s Publisher one share in the
Capital stock of the Union Bank of Newfoundland to hold the same in her
own right absolutely
Sixth. I give devise and bequeath unto my sister
Louisa Winsor wife of Thomas Winsor of
Exploits the sum of Two hundred dollars together with one share in the
Capital stock of the Union Bank of Newfoundland.
I give devise and bequeath unto Annie Noonan wife of John
H. Noonan the
sum of money now due and owing to me by the said John H. Noonan that
is to say the sum of one thousand six hundred dollars together with one
share in the Capital stock of the Union Bank of Newfoundland.
I give devise and bequeath to my niece Mary Manuel wife of Jabez
Manuel of Exploits the sum of Four hundred dollars.
I will and desire that the sum of Two hundred dollars shall be invested
by my Executors hereinafter named in such security as they shall think
fit and that they shall apply the interest arising therefrom towards
defraying the annual cost and expense of keeping in good order and repair
the graves of the following parties in the Church of England cemetery
namely (1) my late husband James J Winsor (2) my mothers. (3) my Fathers
(4) my sister Amelia Powers and (5) my own
the rest residue and remainder of my estate of whatsoever nature and
wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath unto my five nephews and
nieces hereinafter named to be equally divided between them that is to
To Grace Parnell aforesaid widow of late W.
J. R. Parnell aforesaid deceased
one fifth part
(2) To William Winsor of Exploits son of Thomas
Winsor one fifth part
(3) To Mary Manuel wife of Jabez Manuel aforesaid
one fifth part
(4) To James Winsor (son of said Thomas Winsor) of St.
John’s Jeweller one fifth part and
To Amelia Winsor daughter of the said Thomas
Winsor one fifth part Out
of the share or said one fifth part of said residue of my estate payable
to James Winsor above mentioned my said Executors will
first deduct the amount now due by him to me namely the sum of one hundred
and eighty five dollars and eighty cents.
Eleventh. I nominate and appoint
James Augustus Clift of St. John’s aforesaid solicitor and the
said Thomas Winsor of Exploits to be Executors of this my last will and
Testament. In witness whereof I the said Mary Winsor have hereunto my
hand subscribed and set at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland
this first day of November anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-four. (Sgd) Mary Winsor. Signed
published and declared by the said Testator as and for her last will
and Testament in the presence of us who present at the same time in her
presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd) Edward Shea (Sgd) J.
I hereby make the following as a codicil to my last will and Testament
made by me on the first day of November A.D. 1894 that is to say
in the tenth clause of my will I direct that the residue of my estate
shall be divided into six parts instead of five and that each of
the parties therein mentioned shall receive one sixth instead of
one fifth and that my niece Louisa Hutchings wife of R.
H. Hutchings shall have one sixth part of the said residue. (Sgd) Mary
her X mark Winsor. Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and
for a codicil to her last will and Testament in the presence of
us who present at the same time in her presence and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Having first been read over and explained (Sgd) Priscilla Carter. (Sgd)
J. Augustus Clift Solicitor
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament
and codicil of Mary Winsor deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jas A Clift
& Thos. Winsor
Dec. 4: 1897
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