Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Eliza Thomson from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 126-127 probate year 1881
Eliza Thomson deceased.
St. Johnís, Newfoundland, October 27th 1876. This is the last will of me Eliza Thomson Widow at present in Saint Johnís Newfoundland. I leave and bequeath all that land and premises with all buildings and appurtenances situated on and in New Gower Street a little west of Queen Street Saint Johnís formerly possessed by my late mother Elizabeth Fergus and settled upon me to my dear cousin James Oliphant Fraser Junior to be held in trust by trustee hereafter named until he comes of age I appoint to my executors to carry out the provisions of this my last will and testament. As there is on said property a mortgage of £20 currency in favor of Mr. J. B. Wood I request my executors to pay this sum out of the first years rent after my death. Also before transferring said property to pay all my funeral expenses I leave to Marion Ewing Fraser my piano and music stool, my gold watch and my small chest of drawers I leave to James Oliphant Fraser Junior my writing desk all my wearing apparel to my aunt Mary Ewing and my cousin Jessie Stranger to be divided between them as they may choose also to Mary Ewing my bedstead bed mattress, bedding, bed curtains with all my bedroom furniture as it now stands except the stove which is not mine. I appoint James Shannon Clift and Thomas Clift as my executors to carry out the provision of this my last will and testament. In the event of the death of James Oliphant Fraser Junior, he leaving no issue, I hereby bequeath all the property left to him to my cousin Jessie Stranger. Eliza Thomson. T. Talbot. L.T. Chancey.