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

 


Will of William Cook from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 468 to 470 probate year 1916

 In re
    WILLIAM COOK      deceased.

    This is the last will and testament of me William Cook of Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Butcher.
    1. I appoint my sons Tasker Cook and James Cook executors of this my will.
    2. I give to my executors power to realize any investments which I may have at present or to continue such investments; to invest any monies of my estate upon the security of landed property in or near Saint Johnís and to vary such investments from time to time
3. I direct that the income of my estate shall be paid to my wife Anna Cook during her life.
    4. On the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath my property estate and effects as follows:-

  • (1) To my said son Tasker my lands and premises situate on Hagerty Street and Pleasant Street in Saint Johnís.
  • (2) To my daughter Ella Worsley wife of Nicholas Worsley of Saint Johnís my lands and premises situate on the corner of New Gower Street and Springdale Street in Saint Johnís
  • (3) To my said son James my lands and premises situate on the corner of Duckworth Street and Kingís Road in Saint Johnís.
  • (4) To my son William the land and house situate on Water Street in Saint Johnís at present occupied by Miss OíBrien together with the land in the rear thereof running back to Duckworth Street and the piece of land adjoining.
  • (5) To my grandson Ralph Kennedy one undivided third share of my lands and premises situate on Cook Street; Freshwater Road; Scott Street; Merrymeeting Road and Gower Street East.
  • (6) To my daughter Mina Cake wife of George Cake of Saint Johnís one undivided third share of my said lands and premises situate on Cook Street; Freshwater Road; Scott Street; Merrymeeting Road and Gower Street East during her life. Should she leave issue her surviving the said one undivided third share shall on her death go to such issue; but if she shall not leave issue her surviving then such undivided third share shall on her death go to my said three sons and my said daughter Ella Worsley all sharing alike.
  • (7) To my daughter Blanche Snow wife of George Snow of Saint Johnís one undivided third share of my said lands and premises situate on Cook Street; Freshwater Road; Scott Street; Merrymeeting Road and Gower Street East during her life.     Should she leave issue her surviving the said one undivided third share shall on her death go to such issue; but if she shall not leave issue her surviving then on her death such undivided third share shall go to my said three sons and my said daughter Ella Worsley all sharing alike.
  • (8) To the Church of England Orphanage in Saint Johnís Five hundred dollars.
  • (9) To the Methodist Orphanage in Saint Johnís, Belvidere Orphanage in Saint Johnís and Mount Cashel Industrial School to be equally divided between them the sum of five hundred dollars.
  • (10) To the Rector and Church Wardens of St. Maryís Church, Saint Johnís for the use of the said Church, Five hundred dollars.
  • (11) To my grandson William Cook (son of the said Tasker Cook) the sum of five hundred dollars.
  • (12) To the Masonic Benevolent Fund and the Tasker Educational Fund the income of the proceeds of my Masonic Insurance;     The said Insurance to be invested by my executors and the income to be paid by them to the said two Funds in equal shares.
    5. I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my estate to all my said children and my grandson Ralph Kennedy in equal shares the said Ralph Kennedy sharing as one of my children).     Provided and I will and direct that the shares of the said Mina Cake and Blanche Snow shall be subject to the same limitations terms and conditions as apply to the foregoing bequests to them viz:- That they shall hold for their respective lives only;     Should they leave issue them surviving their shares shall go to their respective children and should they or either of them die without leaving issue their or her surviving their or her shares or share shall go to my said three sons and my said daughter Ella Worsley all sharing alike.
    6. I hereby revoke all former wills made by me.     Witness my hand at Saint Johnsí aforesaid this twenty first day of October Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and fifteen.     William Cook.     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 W. OíD. Kelly.     Wm. B. Fraser.

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


(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat
Nov 21/16
Kent J.
Probate
Novr 24/16
granted to
Tasker Cook
& Jas Cook.
Estate sworn
at $67,366.00


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