Jessie Ayre deceased.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Jessie Ayre [formerly Jessie
Eales] of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Widow.
First. I nominate and appoint James Lester of St. John's aforesaid.
Farmer, as sole Executor of this my said last Will and Testament.
Second. I give devise and bequeath to the said James Lester all
and singular whatsoever lands chattels monies and effects that I may die
possessed of to hold the same upon trust and to pay the rents issues and
profits arising therefrom to my sister Emma Cole Eales during the term
of her natural life.
Third. After the death of my said sister, Emma Cole Eales I give
devise and bequeath my one half undivided interest, in the land on Cockpit
Road known as Richmond Hill, bequeathed to me and my said sister under
the will of my late father in the following manner that is to say- To my
niece Mary Elizabeth Ann Clouston one fifth part. To my niece Emma
Cole Eales Davidson one fifth part. To Charles F. Lester one fifth
part. To Mary Louise Dunn one fifth part, and to the said James Lester
one fifth part-the said Mary Elizabeth Ann Clouston and the said Emma Coles
Eales Davidson to have that portion or part of the said land upon which
their respective houses are now built-the said Charles F. Lester to have
that portion or fifth part adjoining Sclaters land the said Mary Louisa
Dunn to have that portion or fifth part immediately West of the said Charles
F. Lesters and the said James Lester to have that portion or fifth part
immediately West of the said Mary Louisa Dunns portion, each of the said
lots or portions are to have an equal frontage on the said Cockpit Road,
the two Western lots to be divided between the said Mary Elizabeth Ann
Clouston and Emma Cole Eales Davidson in such manner as they may agree
Fourth. I give and bequeath to the following parties the following
sums of money that is to say-To Jessie A. Lester Twenty dollars-To Jessie
J. Eales Twenty five dollars. To Fanny Cowen Twenty dollars.
To Emma C. Davidson twenty five dollars. To Elizabeth Jolliffe twenty
dollars. To Ollie Jolliffe ten dollars. To Emeline Jolliffe
ten dollars. To Marjorie Jolliffe ten dollars. To Louisa Dunn
eighty dollars. To Ashton Jolliffe Thirty dollars. To Emma
E.Scott, one hundred dollars. To Grace Sparks ten dollars.
To Grace Murphy ten dollars. To Berthe Halladay ten dollars.
To Isabel Dunn ten dollars. To Jack Dunn ten dollars. To the
three children of Emma Davidson ten dollars each. To Mrs. Mary Lester
twenty dollars. To Mrs. Fanny Lester twenty dollars. To Mrs.
Sarah Ann Eales twenty dollars to Mrs. Mary Emma Lester twenty dollars.
To the Dorcas Society St. John's twenty dollars. To the Congregational
Church, St. John's twenty five dollars. To the Presbyterian House
Mission Fund St. John's twenty dollars to Henry Lester, British Columbia,
twenty five dollars. All the rest residue and the remainder of my
estate and effects of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate I give
and bequeath to the said James Lester. In witness whereof I have
hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this twenty eighth
day of February AD one thousand nine hundred and thirteen Jessie Ayre.
Signed published and declared by the said Jessie Ayre as and for 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, at her request have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses, the words "to the three children of
Alexander Mearne [Scotland] twenty dollars each" on the 17, 18, and 19,
lines on the second page and the words "to the eight children of Charles
Lester ten dollars each" on the 20th, and 21st, lines of said page having
first been stricken out. Andrew Glendinning. J. A. Clift Solr.
This is a Codicil to my last will and testament dated the twenty eighth
day of February A D one thousand nine hundred and thirteen. I hereby
appoint Walter Clouston of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland.
Commission Merchant, as sole executor of this my Codicile to my last will
and testament my aforesaid executor James Lester having departed this life
on or about the fourth day of January last. In all other respects
I confirm my said last will and testament. In witness whereof I have
hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this twentieth day
of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen.
Jessie Eales Ayre. Signed by the said Jessie Ayre as and for a Codicile
to her within will in our presence who in her presence and in presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Heber
Butler. E.S. Pinsent.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 17/19
Estate sworn at