Westlake Documents

Will of William Evans
Daisy Evans and Henry Major's daughter Pearl Gladys memorial in the Otago Witness.
Probate of John Burns Evans
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Major v Major. Daisy Evans and Henry William Major divorce

The will of John Westlake 1890.

This is the last will and testament of me John Westlake of number 130 Saint Dunstans Road, Burdett Road, Bow Common Lane in the County o Middlesex, Metal Refiner, Brass Founder and Nautical Instrument Maker.
In the first place I direct that all my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be fully paid and satisfied as soon as may be after my decease.
I appoint my friends Henry Abraham Fordham of number 92 Morning Lane, Hackney in the said county of Middlesex, Rick Cloth and Blind Manufacturer and William Ardley of number 97 Campbell Road, Bow in the same County, Carman to be the Executors and Trustees of this my will.
I give devise and bequeath all the real and personal estate and property of every kind and description whatsoever and wheresoever of which I shall be seized or possessed or over which I shall have any disposing power at the time of my decease unto and to the use of the said Henry Abraham Fordham and William Ardley and the survivor of them his heirs executors and administrators upon trust as soon after my decease as they or he shall in their or his absolute discretion consider advisable and expedient to sell call in and convert into money the same or such part or parts therof as shall not consist of money and with and out of the monies produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money to pay the costs and expenses incurred in carrying out and effecting such sale calling in and conversion and of and incident theto and also to pay my said debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and then to pay over the residue of the said monies which shall then remain in their hands unto my wife Sarah Elizabeth Westlake for her sole and separate absolute use and benefit and I hereby revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions by me at anytime heretofore made and do declare this to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said John Westlake the testator have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninty - John Westlake - signed and declared by the said John Westlake the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - George Watson 30 St Pauls Road, Burdett Rd, Engineer - Horace John Darnell 218 Burdett Road Colonial Sampler.
On the 9th September 1890 Probate of this will was granted to Henry Abraham Fordham and William Ardley the Executors.

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John Westlake marries Sarah Looker.
The tram conductor who saved Phoebe from drowning at the Ocean Beach on Tues 17th November 1891 was Andrew Howitt Kennedy 1851-1932. He worked as a tram conductor for many years and then became a tide waiter (customs), before he retired.

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05.08 | 22:46

Lovely to hear from you Mike.

31.07 | 21:58

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16.07 | 20:22

Hello, I am the great granddaughter of Annie Kearney O’Donnell (daughter of Annie McCool). Annie Kearney’s son, William O’Donnell, had 16 grandchildren, NJ USA

14.07 | 05:10

I am sorry I did not reply to this. I do not know too much about the Spitteri part of our family. I assume you still live in New Zeland. I live in Florida.