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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 8 pages 352 to 354 probate year 1907

Will of Euphemia I. Hutchings

In re: EUPHEMIA ISABELLA HUTCHINGS. DECEASED

This is the last will and testament of me Euphemia I. Hutchings of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, widow.

First. I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will and Testament.

Second. I appoint my son Charles H. Hutchings and my daughter Olivia McN. Hutchings, Executor and Executrix respectively of this my will.

Third. I give devise and bequeath unto my son John S. Hutchings all that piece or parcel of land together with all buildings and erections thereon situate on the Thorburn Turnpike and known as "Jubilee Farm" absolutely.

Fourth. I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Charles H. Hutchings all my farm lands of every kind nature and description situate off the Newtown Road together with all buildings and erections thereon absolutely.

Fifth. I give and bequeath all my household furniture, goods wares, chattels and effects and all my personal effects of every kind nature and description to my daughter Olivia McN. Hutchings absolutely.

Sixth. I give and bequeath all my shares in the Newfoundland Oil Co. to my daughter Olivia McN. Hutchings absolutely.

Seventh. I give devise and bequeath all my piece or parcel of land together with the double dwelling house stables out-houses and all other buildings and erections thereon situate on the corner of Parade Street and Freshwater Road unto my daughter Olivia McN. Hutchings absolutely.

Eighth. I will and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of such moneys or securities of money which I may own at the time of my death.

Ninth. I give devise and bequeath all my mining claims and properties to such of my children as shall be living at the time of my death to be divided equally between them.

Tenth. I direct that all the rest residue and remainder of my property be realized and invested and that the income thereof be paid to my daughter Olivia McN. Hutchings during her life and upon her death that the same be distributed as follows:-

  • To my daughter Ada S. Smallwood Five hundred dollars,
  • to my grand-daughter Lilian E. Parker Two hundred and fifty dollars,
  • to my grand-son Wesley Smith Suthergreen Two hundred and fifty dollars.
  • I direct that upon the death of my said daughter Olivia McN. Hutchings as aforesaid my executor and executrix pay to my daughter Elizabeth J. Pigot the income of Fifteen hundred dollars which is to be invested according to the absolute discretion of my said executor and executrix during her life and upon her death to distribute the said sum of fifteen hundred dollars equally amongst my children then living.
  • To the daughters of my son Charles H. Hutchings who may be living upon the death of my said daughter Olivia McN. Hutchings I give and bequeath the balance to be divided equally between them.
Eleventh. I hereby declare that all moneys liable to be invested under this my will may be invested on Government securities or any stocks, funds or securities authorized by law for trust funds or on mortgage of any land or houses either freehold or leasehold.

In witness whereof I the said Euphemia I. Hutchings have hereunto set my hand to this my last will and Testament at St. Johnís aforesaid this fourteenth day of November Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and six Euphemia Isabella Hutchings signed by the above named Euphemia I. Hutchings as her last will and Testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses W. E. Wood St. Johnís Solicitor Jas. P. Blackwood

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec. 12. 07 C.J. Probate Dec. 12 07 granted to Charles H. Hutchings & Olivia McN. Hutchings Estate sworn at $12.200.00

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