Will of Thomas J. Edens  from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 483 & 484 probate year 1920

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 Thomas J. Edens of St. John's

In re 
 Thomas J. Edens      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.  I Thomas J. Edens of St. John's, Merchant, do make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.
First.  I hereby revoke all former wills and testaments made by me.
Secondly I appoint my wife Margaret Edens to be sole executrix of this my will.
Thirdly.  I give devise and bequeath to my wife, Margaret Edens, all the property, estate and effects of which I may die possessed to have and enjoy the same for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease I give devise and bequeath the same to my children living at the date of the decease of my wife in such shares and proportions as she, my said wife, shall by deed or will appoint and in default of such appointment to my said children in equal shares.
Fourthly.  I declare that all investments shall be made at the absolute discretion of my said wife and further that should my said wife in her discretion desire to continue the business carried on by me at St. John's I empower her to do so for as long as she shall think fit and to discontinue the same at any time and to sell the same or wind up the affairs thereof, with liberty to my said wife, if and so long as she shall continue the business, to employ therein the whole or any part of the capital which shall be employed therein at my death and also such further part [if any] of my estate as she shall think proper and to employ managers agents and clerks and generally to act in the conduct of the said business as she shall in her absolute discretion think fit, without being answerable for any loss arising thereby.
Fifthly.  I give devise and bequeath to my said wife Margaret Edens the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid by her for the celebration of masses for the repose of my soul.
In witness whereof I have set my hand to this my last will and testament this 27th day of June Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and ten.  T. J. Edens
Signed by the said Thomas J. Edens as his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
James M. Kent.  Agnes Walsh.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. 
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug. 5/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Margaret M. 
Edens.  Aug. 6/20
Estate sworn
at $46,647.51

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