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 11 pages 535 & 536 probate year 1920
Will of George Roberts |
In re: GEORGE ROBERTS. DECEASED.
I George Roberts of Twillingate in the Electoral District of Twillingate in the
Island of Newfoundland, Stipendiary Magistrate, hereby revoke all former wills
and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will
1. I appoint my son Stewart Roberts and my daughter Minnie Roberts executors
and trustees of this my will and Guardians of my infant children.
2. I give and bequeath my dwelling house and land situate at Twillingate
aforesaid, together with my household furniture and effects unto my trustees upon
trust to permit such of my daughters Minnie, Monica, Ada, Eleanor and Grace as
may remain unmarried to use, occupy and enjoy the same as a home during
spinsterhood free of rent or charge.
3. Upon the death or marriage whichever event takes place first of the last of
my said daughters remaining unmarried I give and bequeath my said dwelling
house and land and household furniture and effects unto my two sons Stewart and
Hubert absolutely share and share alike children of deceased son taking their
4. The rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and
wheresoever situate I give and bequeath unto my trustees upon trust to sell,
call-in and convert the same into money [with power in their discretion to postpone
such sale, calling-in and conversion] and after payment thereout of my just
debts, funeral and testamentary expenses to invest the proceeds of such sale,
calling-in and conversion in any of the investments authorized by law and to stand
possessed of such investments and the income thereof and all parts of my
property for the time being remaining unsold upon trust both as to capital and income
for the proper maintenance, support and education of such of my said daughters
Minnie, Monica, Ada, Eleanor and Grace as may remain unmarried and upon the
death or marriage whichever event takes place first of the last of my said
daughters remaining unmarried as aforesaid to pay and divide the residue of such
capital and income to and between my two sons Stewart and Hubert absolutely share
and share alike children of deceased son taking their parents share.
5. If the income arising from the investment of my residuary estate under
paragraph 4 hereof be insufficient for the purposes of the proper maintenance
support and education of my said unmarried daughters as aforesaid it shall be lawful
for my trustees at any time or times to realize and sell so much of the capital
of my said residuary estate as will be sufficient to meet such deficiency and
to apply the proceeds of such realization and sale to the purposes of said
maintenance, support and education of my said unmarried daughters as aforesaid.
As witness my hand at St. John's this fifteenth day of April Anno Domini one
thousand nine hundred and twenty
Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and
testament in our presence who in his presence at his request and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
J. O'Neill Conroy. Cyril James Fox.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov. 14/20
to Stewart Roberts
Roberts Nov. 15/20
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