Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 531-532 probate year 1917

Will of Richard Neyle


This is the last will and Testament of me Richard Neyle of St. John's Nfld. I give and bequeath to my dear Daughter Maud Hall Neyle my Dwelling house, and all its contents, with the land on which it is built. Also the land on which the adjoining house is built, leased to the Trustees of the Gower St. Church at $50. per annum. Also all my Government Debentures and my shares in the Boot & Shoe Factory - My Daughter Maud is to pay Mrs. Isabel Byron Stacy who has a life interest in the property the sum of £:19. Sterling per annum as long as she lives. Should my Daughter marry the Government debentures and my shares in the Boot & Shoe Factory and the yearly rental of the land leased to the Trustees of Gower St. Church shall be given divided equally and jointly to my surviving daughters share and share alike. And in the event of her death the house and the contents also the Government debentures and the rent of the lands $50. per annum. Also the Boot & Shoe stock to be given equally and jointly to my surviving daughters bearing in mind that Mrs. Stacy's life interest is to be paid, up to the time of her death.

2nd. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Millie Smith the 3,000 Dollars amount of mortgage on the house and Farm mortgaged to her husband R.C. Smith. Also the five shares of $500 in the Thomson & Sutherland Co. of North Sydney.

3rd. I give and bequeath to my Daughter Bertha Hall Hill $3000 amount of Mortgage on "Dingley Dell" cottage & land mortgaged to W.R. Warren Solicitor Waterford Bridge Road also $300 loaned to James B. Soper.

4th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Annie Knight the land leased to Mr Mc Crudden Painter Kings Road. Also my life Insurance of $400. Also my shares in the Consolidated Foundry.

5th I give and bequeath to my Daughter Elizabeth Murray the dwelling and shop in Water Street leased to Mr W.V. Drayton also the interest & principal of $500. loaned to Mr. W.V. Drayton 8% per annum Also a piece of land situated at Topsail purchased from Mr. James Mellis formerly of St. John's

6th. It is my will and desire that the legacies provided for in the will of my deceased wife Elizabeth Brown, be paid out of my Estate as follows. The sum of $630 dollars be given to Isabel Byron Stacy should she survive me and if not the sum of $800. dollars be given to Frederick W. Finlay the nephew of my wife.

7th. I also bequeath and give to my daughters also all monies (after the Legacies are paid) in any Bank arising from principal and interest due me or in my possession at the time of my decease. I hereby appoint my daughter Maud Hall and my sons in law Robt C. Smith and Edwin Murray my sole executrix and executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereby set my hand at St. John's Nfld. Feby 25/14 (Sgd) Richard Neyle.

In consequence of the death of my son in law Mr. Robt C. Smith and the removal from the colony of my son in law Edwin Murray when I appointed my executors Feby 25. 1914 I hereby appoint my son in law John Hill as my executor to act in conjunction with my Daughter Maud Hall Neyle. I give and bequeath to my Grand son Edwin Neyle Murray my gold watch & chain Given under my hand this 13th day April 1915 (Sgd) Richd. Neyle.

Correct, Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat May 17/17 Kent J. Probate May 23//17 granted to John Hill & Maud H. Neyle Estate sworn at $89,249.84

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