The will of Ellen Emma Burrell Alexander, 1949
|Will made 9 Jul 1949 . Testator died 25 Jan 1952 . Will proved 30 Jan 1952|
This is the last will and testament relative to my personal property of me, Ellen Emma Burrell Alexander (nee Witt) now residing at Firmandale, Beaumont, Parish of St. Peter in the Island of Jersey. I name constitute and appoint Hedley Philip Alexander, sole executor of this my last will and Testament. I order and direct that my funeral and Testamentary expenses and any debts I may justly owe at the time of my decease to be paid out of the bulk of my personal property. I will and bequeath to my stepson Hedley Philip Alexander and his wife Hilda Alexander, my mahogany sideboard, oil painting two hall chairs, chiming mantle clock, barometer, one flower stand china flower pot, one hanging mirror, kitchen dresser and contents and any items from the Kitchen which they may wish. I give and bequeath to Yvonne Ann Alexander one fancy table, small Maple Leaf Pattern brooch, one print in frame "School Childrens Expressions", biscuit barrell, gold bracelet, Japanese China Sugar Basin. I give and bequeath to Pauline May Alexander, plated hot water jug, plated teapot, Old Brown Jug decorated birds, small mirror, one print "School Childrens Expressions", one cut glass fruit dish, fine gold chain with pearl pendant, Japanese china milk jug and carved stool. I give and bequeath to Kathleen True (Nee Condon) one gold ring with rubies, one large plated teapot, two Japanese plates, one jam pot with plated lid and stand. I give and bequeath to Kathleen, daughter of Kathleen True, one gold black teapot, glass jam dish with plated cover, flower stand and one china flower pot. I give and bequeath to Norah Penn (Nee Condon) Gold pointed ring with diamonds, one hanging mirror glass china cabinet, Two Japanese cups and saucers and two plates half my linen, half my clothes, one glass fruit dish on stand, fancy table. I give and bequeath to Christine Cody (Nee Condon) gold ring with green stones, half my linen, half my clothes, one pair of velvet curtains, furniture in my bedroom, table by the wall in front room, long gold chain and silver watch, two Japanese plates I give and bequeath to Phyllis Nelson (Nee Witt), gold ring with blue stones, two Japanese cups and saucers and two plates, two pictures with white leaves. I give and bequeath to Margaret Branton Branton (Nee Witt), gold ring with blue stones, two Japanese plates. I give and bequeath to Freda Branton, daughter of Margaret Branton gold locket, five plates from wall in front room, six silver teaspoons. I give and bequeath to Nellie Owen (Nee Condon) gold ring with five diamonds, long gold brooch with many pearls, two Japanese cups and saucers, two plates, old brown Toby Jug. I give and bequeath to my sister in law Mrs Edie Witt, widow of Charles Witt, Japanese teapot. I give and bequeath to Leslie Witt, son of Charles, two brass candlesticks and my wireless set. I give and bequeath to Stanley Witt and his wife Queenie two trays with brass handles. I give and bequeath to Charles Condon junior, son of Charles, six dessert spoons. I give and bequeath to Mary Condon, daughter of Charles, six tea forks. I give and bequeath to Patricia Condon six table forks six table spoons. I give and bequeath to Margaret Cosgreer (Nee Condon) six forks. I give and bequeath to Patricia Cody string of pearls. I give and bequeath to Michael Cody corner bookstand. The three piece Chesterfield suite to be sold and the money to be sent to Connie Miles (Nee Witt) in Australia to be divided between her sisters and brothers, the children of my late brother William Witt and as for the residue of my personal property I wish this to be sold and the proceeds to be divided equally between Patricia Cody, Michael Cody, Yvonne Ann Alexander and Pauline May Alexander and I hereby revoke and annul all Wills or testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made relative to my said personal property and declare this to be my last Will in regard thereto. In witness whereof I have signed this last Will and Testament relative to my said personal property at Jersey aforesaid this 9th day of July, one thousand nine hundred and forty nine in the presence of the undersigned witnesses. Signed. Ellen Emma Burrell Alexander. Signed. F. A. La Brun. Signed. G. M. Bounin.
PROBATE. IN THE ROYAL COURT OF JERSEY. Probate Division. ___________________________________ BE IT KNOWN that Ellen Emma Burrell Witt widow by first marriage of John Le Montais Prouings and by second marriage of Philip Alexander of Firmandale Beaumont St. Peter in the Island of Jersey died on the twenty fifth day of January 1952 at the Limes Nursing Home Green Street St. Helier Jersey aforesaid. AND BE IT FURTHER KNOWN. that on the thirtieth day of January in the year one thousand nine hundred and fifty two the last will and testament (a copy thereof is hereunto annexed) of the said deceased was proved in the Probate Division of the Royal Court of the Island of Jersey and duly registered the usual oath to execute the said will----- ------------ -----and well and faithfully to discharge the duties of the office of executor having been first subscribed and sworn as required by law by Hedley Philip Alexander the sole executor named in the said will. Signed. P. E. Le Couteur Judicial Greffier.
[Copy of will found among the possessions of my late mother, Patricia Condon, one of the beneficiaries]
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