David Chafe deceased
This is the last Will and Testament of me David Chafe, of St. John's,
in the Island of Newfoundland, Shop-Keeper.
1. I give, devise and bequeath unto my Executor hereinafter named
all my household furniture goods chattels and effects contained in my dwelling
house and shop in which I now reside and carry on business together with
my said dwelling house and shop, and which said dwelling house and shop
is situate on the Western side of Colonial Street, in St. John's aforesaid.
To hold the same in trust for my wife Emma during her lifetime or until
she marries again. On the death or remarriage of my said wife I give,
devise and bequeath my said dwelling house and shop, household furniture
goods chattles and effects unto my following brothers and sisters that
is to say:- Frederick Chafe, James Chafe, Henry Chafe, Lizzie wife of William
Jones, Rachel wife of Thomas Rigby, and Emma wife of Thomas Doolan.
To hold the same until my said brothers and sisters as tenants in common.
2. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects
of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate I give and bequeath unto my
said brothers and sisters equally.
3. In the event of any or either of my said brothers and sisters
dying leaving issue him or her surviving the issue of such deceased parent
shall take his or her share under this my will equally.
4. I nominate and appoint Robert Mercer, of St. John's aforesaid,
machinist, in the office of the Evening Telegram to be the Executor of
this my said last will and testament.
In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's this Tenth
day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and Twenty.
Signed by the said David Chafe, as and for his last will and testament
in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have
hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Winifred Gamberg E.S. Pinsent Solicitor.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 15/21
adm cta granted
to Frederick G. Chafe
Estate sworn at