Will of John Ford  from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 260 probate year 1918

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 error


Will of John Ford of St. John's
In re    
John Ford deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, John Ford, formerly in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company in Ungava and Labrador but now residing at St. John's.
First;  I desire that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my estate.
Second;  I appoint my daughter, Elizabeth Ann Watson, and Chas E. Hunt, of St. John's, Solicitor, and the survivor of them, executors and executor of this my will. 
Third;  I give devise and bequeath all my estate, property, goods, chattels and effects of every description of which I shall die possessed to my four children, namely [1] Elizabeth Ann Watson, [2] Susan Jane Dickens, [3] Samuel George Ford and [4] James Robert Ford, and to my adopted son, Henry Ford, in equal shares between them, that is to say, each of the said five legatees shall be entitled to a fifth share of my estate.
Fourth;  In the event of any of the said five legatees predeceasing me leaving a child or children surviving I desire that the share of the legatee so predeceasing me shall pass to and be payable to such child, or, if more than one child, than equally among such children.  Witness my hand at St. John's this nineteenth day of December A.D. one thousand nine hundred and sixteen.  John Ford.  Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence, who in the presence of the said Testator and of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.     D. Morison      Martha  Keppie.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland. 
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 11/18
Dec 13/18
granted to
Elizabeth Ann
Watson & Chas
E. Hunt
Estate sworn
and $11,064.00

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