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Transcribed by Geoff Martin. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there may be typographical errors

Will of Alice Webber

In the Supreme Court

In re Alice Webber deceased.


Probate granted to John Charles Moores & Florence Lockyer on the 9th day of January A.D. 1953

Value of Estate $ 16,204,22

Vol. 11 Ė Folio 367

In this corner To the Honourable the Supreme Court or Fiat ??????? one of the Honourable the Judges thereof.

Jan. 8th 1953

The petition of Florence Lockyer of St. Johnís , Newfoundland,  Registered Nurse


1. Alice Webber of St. Johnís aforesaid died there on the 13th  day of November, A. D. 1952, having first made and published her last Will and Testament which is hereto annexed marked ďAĒ.

2. Your petitioner and John Charles Moores of St. Johnís afore- said, Assistant Passenger Agent, are the sole executors named in the said will.

3. A full, just and true inventory and valuation of the property of the said testatrix within the jurisdiction of your Honourable Court at the time of her death as far as your petitioner can at present ascertain is hereto annexed marked ďBĒ.

4. No Letters of Probate of any Will nor Letters of Administration  of any estate of the said Alice Webber have issued from your Honourable Court. (initials to left of 4.)

Your petitioner therefore prays that Letters of Probate of the Will of the said Alice Webber be granted to her and the  said John Charles Moores.

And as in duty bound will ever pray, etc.

Dated at St. Johnís this 24th day of November, A. D. 1952.

Florence Lockyer LS


St. Johnís to-wit:

I, Florence Lockyer of St. Johnís aforesaid, the petitioner named in the foregoing petition, make oath and say that the matters and things therein set forth are just and true to the best of my knowledge information and belief.

SWORN before me at St. Johnís aforesaid this 24th day of November, A.D. 1952

Florence Lockyer LS

Robert Alsop LS A stamp with value of 25 cents for Newfoundland Clerk Inland Revenue is affixed to left of Alsop signature


Last Will and Testaments April 4th, 1951

I Alice Webber of the City of St. Johnís Nfld. declare this to be my  last will and testament. I give to my daughter Florence Lockyer my own home and effects therein at 131 Hamilton Ave. City St. Johnís. If and when the above mentioned house is sold the nett proceeds of such sale to be divided among the following children.

Neville F. Lockyer
Mrs. John Terrell. Mary Lockyer
Florence Lockyer
Hazel Webber
Grace Lockyer. Mrs. A J Hand
Eric Lockyer.

In the event of death of either or any of the above named persons previous to such sale such shares will automatically cease and proceeds will be divided among the surviving members of the family before named

After all expenses in connections with this will plus funeral expenses, together with any outstanding debts are paid.

The balances remaining in the Nfld. Savings bank and the Royal Bank of Canada at St. Johnís in joint account of Florence Lockyer and myself are to be divided among the following children- Neville F. Lockyer
Mary Lockyer (Mrs. J Terrell)
Florence Lockyer
Hazel Webber
Grace Lockyer. (Mrs. A J Hand)
Eric Lockyer

I appoint my daughter Florence Lockyer and Mr. J. C. Moores executors of this my last will.

I Alice Webber have hereunto Set my hand and seal This fourth day of April 1951

Signed Alice Webber

ē Seal

Witness- *


Transcriber's Notes:

Alice Webber was born in Harbour Grace as Alice Martin, Sep 7, 1878. She was the daughter of Matthew Martin (an engineer d. Oct. 1916 Harbour Grace) and Jane Maria Mercer.

In September 1906 in Harbour Grace, Alice married John Lockyer, a native of Trinity, who had been hired by James Ryan in 1904 as an assistant manager. The Lockyer/Swyers House is located on Coster Street, one of the main roads in Bonavista. John Lockyer died of pneumonia in 1917 and Alice, moved the family to Harbour Grace soon after.

The will for John is here. The son Levelle was actually Neville and he was from the first marriage of John to Mary Cook. She died in Trinity in 1904

John's brother was William James Lockyer (Rev. Canon Lockyer), a prominent figure in the Church of England. For 34 years he laboured in Nova Scotia and the greater part of that time was at Port Morien, Cape Breton. In 1917 William was made a Canon of All Saints Cathedral, Halifax. William's wife, Elizabeth Mary White, was a sister of Bishop White, the first native born Newfoundland Anglican Bishop.

Alice remarried widower Arnold Webber in St. John's Jan 19, 1927 (Harbour Grace Standard 11 February 1927). Arnold had been married to Eliza Ann Balsom (d. Clarenville June 1924) with whom he had 10 children. At the time of the marriage of Arnold and Alice, Arnold had been railroading for 28 years. Unfortunately, Arnold was killed December 6, 1937 in a disastrous train wreck that occurred shortly after one oíclock in the morning near St. Johnís when engine No. 1000 and two loaded freight cars plunged over a trestle at Flynnís Dump, Mount Pearl. Florence May Lockyer married Carl Alva Butler at Topsail Anglican Church November 1955.

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