Will of John Bray Ayre from Newfoundland will books vol
11 page 369 probate year 1919
This will was read, recorded and transcribed by JUDY BENSON
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible,
there could be some typographical errors
Will of John Bray Ayre of St. John's
John Bray Ayre. deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me John Bray Ayre of St. John's
in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant
1. I hereby appoint my dearly beloved wife Sarah Blaikie Ayre
sole executrix of this my will.
2. I hereby confirm unto my said wife the monies due under the
policies of life assurance made payable to her on my decease.
3. I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife absolutely all
articles of domestic personal and household use belonging to me.
4. I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife for and during
her lifetime the land and dwelling situate in the Western portion of St.
John's and known as "Thornlea" and also the land and dwelling situate in
the Western portion of St. John's known as "No. 1 Albany" My said wife
shall be at liberty to sell Thornlea and invest the monies received therefor
and use the income arising therefrom during her lifetime.
5. I give devise and bequeath the said "Thornlea" or the monies
arising from the sale thereof, on the death of my said wife, unto my daughters
Florence Emma Mary Knowling, Emma Bray Ayre, Jessie Rogerson Ayre share
and share alike, the children of a deceased daughter to receive the parents
6. I give devise and bequeath the said "No. 1 Albany" on the
death of my said wife, to my daughter Florence Emma Mary Knowling.
7. I give devise and bequeath the rest residue and remainder
of my estate unto my said wife and my said daughters Florence Emma Mary
Knowling Emma Bray Ayre, Jessie Rogerson Ayre share and share alike, the
children of a deceased parent to receive the parents share. Dated
at St. John's this twenty seventh day of June One thousand nine hundred
and fourteen. John B. Ayre. Signed published and declared by
the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence
of us, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other
[all present at the same time] have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Edward J. Kennedy. Angela Byrne.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 23/19
Probate granted to
Ayre. April 4/19.
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