Robert Carrington Russell deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Robert Carrington Russell
of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Custom House Officer.
First. I nominate and appoint Harry Grant of St. John's aforesaid,
Accountant, Executor of this my said Will.
Second. I give and bequeath unto the said Harry Grant all and
singular my leasehold interest in the land and dwelling house, situate
on Bannerman Street, now in my occupancy, together with all and singular
the furniture of every description belonging to me and contained therein
to hold the same in trust for the use and benefit of my wife Eva Russell
during her lifetime and whilst she remains unmarried, and on her death
or marriage, I give devise bequeath the same unto my three children, viz,
Harold Russell, Ethel Birch and Lillian Russell to be equally divided between
them. As to the rest of my estate, consisting of moneys in Bank and
masonic Life Insurance, I will and direct that, after the payment of my
just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses have been paid the balance
shall be deposited at interest, in the Bank in which is now deposited,
and out of the same my Executor shall pay to my said wife the sum of one
hundred and twenty dollars a year in quarterly payments, and on her death
or marriage shall divide the same equally amongst my said three children,
provided there is a balance remaining out of such fund.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid
this sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord [Anno Domini] one thousand
nine hundred and twenty. R.C. Russell. Signed by the said Testator
as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who present
at the same time in his presence and in the presence of each other, have
hereunto set our names as witnesses. H. G. Grant. J. A. Clift
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 5/20
to Harry G. Grant