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 9 pages 139-140 probate year 1910
Will of Alexander Christian |
In re: ALEXANDER CHRISTIAN. DECEASED
Saint Johnís Newfoundland Sept. 5th 1910 It is appointed unto all men once to die and I Alexander Christian do commit my soul to almighty God. My merciful Creator and my Body to its mother earth, and being in a perfect state of mind do make my last will and testament, the bequeaths Herein to be executed or distributed after my decease.
First. For the beloved and sincere affection I have for my sister Frances Jane Pelley, residing at Cookís County. Illinois. U.S.A. do bequeath to her the sum of Twenty five dollars ($25.00) also to my beloved niece Alice M Peach of Dorchester Mass U.S.A. the sum of Twenty dollars. ($20.00 and to my beloved niece Maud Jones of Boston Mass U.S.A the sum of Ten dollars. ($10.00) and to my nephew William Christian Peach of Boston Mass U.S.A. the sum of Ten dollars ($10.00) and to my beloved niece Lillian Barnes of St. Johnís Nfld the sum of Five dollars. $5.00 and to the Trustee Board of the Old Perlican Methodist Church I leave in memory of my Father the Late William Christian and family the sum of Thirty dollars. ($30.00) also to the Trustee Board of Gower Street Methodist Church St. Johnís. I bequeath the sum of Twenty five dollars. ($25.00) and to the Methodist orphanage of St. Johnís the sum of Twenty five dollars ($25.00) and to the Rev. John M Pike Editor of the "way of Faith" Columbia, South Carolina the sum of Five dollars. ($5.00) to be devoted to slum work, also I bequeath to widow Mrs. Willis Button of Old Perlican, the sum of Five dollars ($5.00) and to widow Mrs. William Woodlands of Old Perlican, the sum of five dollars. ($5.00) and to widow Mrs. Julia Barrett of Old Perlican, the sum of Ten dollars ($10.00) also to Hilda Daughter of Alexander Day of Old Perlican the sum of Three dollars ($3.00) and to the Gower street Methodist Church contributions due, up to the thirty first of December 1910, the sum of seven dollars and eighty cents ($7.80) also to my beloved niece Laura Currie of St. Johnís. I bequeath the sum of one Hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00) and to my beloved sister in law Amelia F Christian the sum of one Hundred dollars ($100.00) and to my beloved nephew Hubert Gordon Christian the sum of one Hundred dollars. ($100.00) and when the above mentioned amounts are distributed and all other Liabilities etc are met and settled from out of my Life Insurance Policy, of the Connecticut Life Insurance Coy. The balance or remainder of the aforesaid Policy I bequeath to my beloved Brother Archibald Humphrey Christian of St. Johnís, Nfld.
My Cabinet organ I bequeath to my beloved nice, Mabel C Christian of St. Johnís My writing Desk I bequeath to Robin Peach of Carbonear. My Gold watch chain and scarf Pin I bequeath to my nephew Hubert Gordon Christian My Bed Bedding, Pictures Books, crockery in box cutlery Trunks. Trinkets etc. I bequeath to my beloved Brother Arch H. Christian and Lastly I do hereby appoint John S Currie to be executor of this my last will and Testament in witness whereof I have set my hand and signature Alexander Christian Executor John S Currie (LS) witness to signature of John S. Currie A. H. Christian witness Wm Samways T. W. Sparkes
D. M. Browning
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