Co-executor of the Will of Thomas Smedley Pidding* (1919)
* husband of Thomas's first cousin once removed Jane O'Donnell (daughter of Hugh Frederick O'Donnell & Jane McNulty).
In 1930 Thomas Alfred O'Donnell, clerk, and wife Annie Lillie Jean O'Donnell, were at Earnshaw St., Gladesville. There also were children Doris O'Donnell, clerk, Hugh Armstrong O'Donnell, letter carrier.
Named in the 1931 Will of his sister Clara Lavinia Hine (née O'Donnell).
Will of Thomas Alfred O'Donnell late of Gladesville, Gentleman, written 11 Jan 1933, probate 16 Nov 1933.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me THOMAS ALFRED O'DONNELL of Earnshaw Street Gladesville near Sydney in the State of New South Wales - Gentleman. 1. I HEREBY REVOKE all prior Wills and Testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. 2. I APPOINT my daughter DORIS O'DONNELL to be the sole Executrix and Trustee of this my Will. 3. I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all my real and personal estate of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate unto my Trustee upon trust with power to sell call in and convert the same into money such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and at her discretion to postpone such sale calling in and conversion and after payment thereout of my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and stand possessed of the balance of my said estate (hereinafter called my residuary estate) upon trust to pay and divide the capital and income of my said estate into three equal parts or shares and (a) to pay one of such equal parts or shares to my dear wife ANNIE LILLIAN JANE O'DONNELL (b) to pay the second of such equal parts or shares to my said daughter DORIS O'DONNELL (c) and to pay the third equal part or share to my son HUGH ARMSTRONG O'DONNELL. 4. PROVIDED NEVERTHELESS that in case either my said wife or my son or my daughter or any two of them shall predecease me then I DIRECT AND DECLARE that the share of one or more of the said persons so dying shall be paid to such of the said persons who survive me. AS WITNESS my hand at Gladesville this eleventh day of January One thousand nine hundred and thirty three. T. A. O'DONNELL.
SIGNED AND ACKNOWLEDGED by the abovenamed Testator as and for last will and Testament in the joint presence of himself and us who at his request and in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:— W.T. JELFS "Dalblar" Massey Street Gladesville — J.W. MILNE Solicitor Sydney.
16th November, 1933 — On this date Probate of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was granted to DORIS O'DONNELL of Gladesville - Spinster the Sole Executrix named in the said Will. TESTATOR died - 8th October, 1933 - ESTATE sworn at £2414.12.8 nett. 7
" MR. T. A. O'DONNELL.
Mr Thomas Alfred ODonnell who held a high position in the Masonic craft, died at his residence, Gladesville, on Sunday afternoon aged 64 years. He joined Lodge Beresford 30 years ago, and had been closely associated with Masonry ever since. He was W.M. of Lodge Horace Thompson 12 years ago, and District Grand Inspector of Workings two years ago. At the time of his death he was First Principal of Ryde Royal Arch Chapter, N.S.W. Constitution and I.P.M. of Ryde Mark Lodge.
For 50 years he was with the A.U.S.N. Co., and at the time of his retirement six months ago was associated with the marine superintendent's department He is survived bv his widow one son and one daughter...." 4