Eliza Skeans deceased
This is the last will and Testament of me Eliza Skeans, widow,
of William J. Skeans.
1. I revoke all wills heretofore by me made.
2. I appoint my grandson, William Thorne, with whom I now live,
to be the executor of this my last will and testament.
3. I give devise and bequeath everything, whether real or personal
or chattels real of which I shall die possessed or entitled to, to my said
executor William Thorne upon trust.
[a] To pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses.
[b] To pay to my son Robert Thorne now in America, the sum of two hundred
[c] To pay to my son Richard Thorne the sum of two hundred dollars.
[d] To deliver the following articles to the persons in this paragraph
mentioned, - My large ornamental clock to my son Robert:, my bedstead and
all bedding, except the white bedspread to Robert Thorne, son of Richard
Thorne, the said white bedspread and my silk dress to Ethel Thorne, wife
of William Thorne my said executor. My watch and chain to Isabel
Thorne daughter of William Thorne my said executor and the remainder of
my clothing to my sons Richard Thorne and Robert Thorne and my said executor
William Thorne as they shall agree.
[e] To transfer all my interest in any property to which I am
or may be entitled under the Will of the late George King to my son Richard
Thorne provided that the said Richard Thorne pay all expenses which may
be incurred by my Estate in obtaining possession of the same.
[f] To retain for his sole use and benefit all the rest residue and
remainder of my said estate after payment and carrying out of the bequests
hereinbefore set forth. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed
my hand at St. John's aforesaid, this 22nd day of March, A.D. 1917.
Eliza her X mark Skeins Signed Published and declared by the testatrix
as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her
presence and at her request have hereunto subscribed our hands as witness,
having first been read over and explained to the testatrix
Norman M. Guy Jaww(?) McKeely of St. John's Solicitor
Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)