This will was read, recorded and transcribed by JUDY BENSON.
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Martha Pynn of Quidi Vidi
Martha Pynn deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Martha Pynn of Quidi Vidi widow.
1. I devise and bequeath to the Reverend Edgar Janes, Rector of St. Thomas's Parish, Saint John's and his successors in office the dwelling house and land, waterside property and fishing premises situate at Quidi Vidi formerly belonging to my late husband Emanuel Pynn upon trust for the use and benefit of the Church of England orphanage in Saint John's with power to realize the same in their discretion.
2. I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my property, monies, estate and effects of every description to my three brothers, my three sisters and my niece Lydia Gent, all sharing equally. The share or shares of any predeceasing me to go to the survivors, I appoint the said Lydia Gent Executrix of this my last will - Witness my hand this 5th day of December Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. - [sgd] Martha Pynn.
Signed Published and Declared by the said Testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other [all present at the same time] have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses [sgd] WP Wood Solicitor, St. John's Dec. 5th 1917 [sgd] Peter his X mark Martin Hayward Avenue St. John's
Correct Charles H. Emerson
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