IN RE: LAWRENCE BARRON. DECEASED
In the name of God, Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Lawrence Robert Barron, at present of H.M. Civil Service, made this 16th day of April A.D. 1907.
1. It is my will and desire that my executors hereinafter named shall see that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses should first be paid.
2. I give, devise and bequeath all my right, Title and interest in and to the estate of my father, the late Lawrence Barron, which said interest is seven-eighths of the whole estate and consisting of all that piece or parcel of land, with buildings thereon, situate on the south side of Water Street, in the town of St. John's. at present in the occupancy of Messrs. Parker & Monroe, Browning & Son,and Herman Siderman, and bounded as follows: on the north by Water Street; on the East by the estate of the late Peter Brennan; on the west by DeBarre's estate; and on the South by the waters of the Harbor; in manner following, that is to say: To my brother John T . Barron, at present residing in the United States of America. I give, devise and bequeath two-eights of the whole of said property for his lifetime, and after his death to John Murray Barron, son of the said John T. Barron and should he die without issue, then the property to revert back to my estate. To my nephew Thomas J. Barron I give devise and bequeath two -eights of the whole of said property for his lifetime and after his death to his children, and should they die without issue then the said property to revert back to my estate. To my nephew Lawrence Barron I give, devise, and bequeath one-eighth of the whole property for his life-time, and after his death to his children, and should they die without issue, then the property to revert back to my estate. To my nephew Eugene Barron I give, devise and bequeath one-eighth of the whole of said property for his lifetime and after his death to the children of the said Eugene Barron, and should they die without issue, then the property to revert back to my estate. To my nephew Richard Barron I give devise and bequeath one-eighth of the whole of said property for his life-time, and after his death to the children of the said Richard Barron and should they die without issue then the said property to revert back to my estate. But it is my will and desire that the above bequests are conditioned on the fact that out of the first rents collected from the said property the sum of $300.00 per annum, payable quarterly, shall be deducted and paid to my cousin Margaret O Driscoll.
2. My property situate at Bay of Islands, consisting of a piece of land bounded on the south by land in the possession of one Barry, on the north by the Main Road running to Corner Brook, on the east by land belonging to one George Webber and on the west by a public lane, and containing in all a couple of acres more or less. I give, devise and bequeath to John Barron, son of my nephew Thomas Barron aforementioned.
3. It is my will and desire that all moneys of which I may die possessed shall be divided as follows: After deducting $40.00 for Masses to be said for the repose of my soul, to my cousin Margaret O Driscoll aforementioned the sum of $300.00 The balance, if any, to be divided between the aforementioned legatees in the same proportion as their bequests.
4. I hereby appoint my said cousin Margaret O Driscoll and my nephew Thomas J. Barron, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills that way have been made by me.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's the day and year first above written. Lawrence Robert Barron- Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses. R.A. Squires F. J. Morris
D. M. Browning
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