Will of John Edwin Steer from Newfoundland will books vol 12
pages 23 & 24 probate year 1921
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 John Edwin Steer of St. John's
John E. Steer deceased
This is the last Will and Testament of me John E. Steer of St. John's
in the Island of Newfoundland, Merchant.
First. I give all my partnership interst in and to the good will
and assests of the business carried on at St. John's aforesaid under the
firm or style of "Steer Brothers" subject to the payment thereout
of all my debts to my brothers Francis H. Steer and Charles R. Steer in
Second. I direct that my death duties funeral and testamentary
expenses be paid out of the residue of my estate and subject thereto I
bequeath the said residue to my sister Elizabeth Storey.
Third. I appoint my said two brothers Francis H. Steer and Charles
R. Steer and Wilfred R. Dove of St. John's aforesaid, Accountant, Executors
of this my will.
Fourth. And with respect to the said business of "Steer
Brothers" or any other business in which I may be engaged at my decease
I empower my trustees to continue the same for so long as they shall think
fit, or to discontinue the same at any time and to wind up the affairs
thereof with liberty for my trustees if and so long as they shall continue
the business to employ therein the whole or any part of the capital which
shall be employed therein at my decease and also such further part [if
any] of my estate as they shall think proper and with liberty also to employ
managers agents and clerks and also to admit any person or persons as a
partner or partners with them in the business and generally to act in the
conduct of the said business as they shall in their absolute discretion
think fit without being answerable for any loss arising thereby.
In witness whereof I the said John E. Steer have hereunto subscribed
my hand at St. John's this twentieth day of January Anno Domini One thousand
nine hundred and twenty-one. John Edwin Steer.
Signed by the said testator in the presence of us both being present
at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other
have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Caroline Ellis Jas. P. Blackwood
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 5/21
to Charles R. Steer
Francis H. Steer
and Wilfred R.
Dove May 6/21
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