Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 316 probate year 1915

Will of Adam Johnston


This is the last will and testament of me Adam Johnston presently residing Masonic Temple St. Johnís Nfld. I hereby revoking all former wills at any time made by me, and being desirous of settling my affairs in the vent of my decease, and having full confidence in the persons after named as Trustees and Executors, do hereby give, grant, assign, dispose, convey and make over to and in favor of David Johnston Telegrapher St. Johnís Nfld and the survivor of them, as Trustees and in trust for the purposes aftermentioned the whole Estate and Effects, heritable and movable, real and personal, presently belonging to me and that shall belong to me at the time of my decease, together with the whole Writs and Vouchers thereof; and I nominate and appoint the said David Johnston and the survivor of them, to be my sole Executors and Trustees of this my Will, but declaring that these presents are granted in Trust always for the purpose aftermentioned, viz:

(First) I direct my Executors and Trustees to first pay my just debts, personal and testamentary expenses.

(Second) I give, devise and bequeath unto:- My wife Jemima all my personal belongings and property for her use while she lives, at her death the farm known as Fanlea and adjacent lands, and the lands known as the Salmonier property to become forever the property of my son David or his heirs. The residue of the estate to be divided as decreed by my wife Jemima And I reserve my liferent, and full power to alter, innovate, or revoke these presents in who whole or in part. And I dispense with the delivery hereof. And I consent to the registration hereof for preservation.

In witness whereof I have subscribed these presents written (in so far as not printed) by David Johnston at St. Johnís Nfld this third day of March nineteen hundred and fifteen. Adam Johnston. Signed published and declared by the above-named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time, who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. (Witnesses) A. Findlater, Ordnance Street, St. Johnís. A. W. Wright, 117 Gower Street.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following) Fiat May 11/15 Johnson J. Probate May - /15 granted to David Johnston Estate sworn at $2605.00

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