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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 12 pages 488 to 490 probate year 1923

Will of George Knowling

In re: GEORGE KNOWLING. DECEASED.

This is the last Will and Testament of me George Knowling of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, Merchant.

  1. I appoint my sons Philip H. Knowling, George Knowling and William U. Knowling, and my son in law Hector M. McNeil (hereinafter called my Trustees) Executors of this my last Will.

  2. I give devise and bequeath ALL THAT piece or parcel of land situate in St. Johnís aforesaid and bounded as follows, that is to say, on the North by Water Street by which it measures fifty seven feet more or less, on the South by property belonging to John Rodger of Greenock, Scotland, banker, by which it measures fifty seven feet more or less, on the East partly by property belonging to Samuel Milley of St. Johnís, General Importer, and partly by property belonging belonging to the said John Rodger by which it measures in all sixty two feet more or less, and on the West by property belonging to Newman by which it measures sixty two feet more or less TOGETHER WITH all buildings and erections thereon (which said property was demised by me unto G. Knowling Limited by an Indenture dated the fourth day of September A.D. 1917 for the term of twenty five years from the fifteenth day of january A.D. 1917 at the yearly rent of Two thousand two hundred dollars) unto my Trustees UPON TRUST to pay the net income arising therefrom to my daughter Annie Lindberg for and during her natural life and upon her death UPON TRUST to pay the net income arising therefrom to my said daughterís husband John Lindberg (should he survive her) for and during his natural life and upon the death of my said daughter and her husband UPON TRUST to assign and convey the said premises unto G. Knowling Limited absolutely and forever.

  3. I give devise and bequeath ALL THAT piece or parcel of land situate in St. Johnís aforesaid and bounded as follows, that is to say, on the South by Duckworth Street and measuring thereby thirty three feet, on the East by Pilotís Street and measuring thereby one hundred and eight feet, on the North by land reserved for a public road and measuring thereby fifty one feet, and on the West by land of Fills Estate and measuring thereby one hundred and eight feet TOGETHER WITH all buildings and erections thereon (which said property was demised by me unto G. Knowling Limited by an Indenture dated the fourth day of September A.D. 1917 for the term of twenty five years from the 15th day of January A.D. 1917 at the yearly rent of Seven hundred and fifty dollars) unto my Trustees UPON TRUST to pay the net income arising therefrom to my daughter Annie Lindberg for and during her natural life and upon her death UPON TRUST to pay the net income arising therefrom to my said daughterís husband John Lindberg (should he survive her) for and during his natural life and upon the death of my said daughter and her said husband UPON TRUST to assign and convey the said premises unto G. Knowling Limited absolutely and forever.

  4. I give and bequeath all my household furniture, goods, chattels and effects, including my carriages, sleighs and other vehicles and horse, and all my personal goods and effects to my wife.

  5. I give to the Church of England Orphanage, Belvidere Orphanage, and the Methodist Orphanage, five hundred dollars each.

  6. I give to my daughter Annie Lindberg Two thousand dollars.

  7. I give the sums hereinafter mentioned to my following employees, namely,

    • to George Hall Two thousand dollars;
    • to Charles F. Stevenson One thousand five hundred dollars;
    • to John Valentine One thousand dollars;
    • to James E. Dempster One thousand dollars;
    • to George Hutchins One thousand dollars;
    • to John Williams One thousand dollars;
    • to William P. Butler Five hundred dollars;
    • to William Bugden Five hundred dollars, provided that the person to whom the legacy is left is in the employ of G. Knowling Limited at the time of my death.

  8. I give my three hundred and ninety shares in G. Knowling Limited as follows, that is to say,

  9. to my wife eighty;
  10. to my son Philip H. Knowling sixty;
  11. to my son George Knowling sixty;
  12. to my son William U. Knowling sixty;
  13. to my daughter Fanny McNeil forty;
  14. to my daughter Sarah Franklin forty;
  15. to my daughter Margaret Urquhart forty;
  16. and to my daughter Annie Lindberg ten.

  17. I direct that all my debts, death duties, funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of the residue of my estate and subject thereto I give and bequeath the whole of said residue to my wife.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I the said George Knowling have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. Johnís aforesaid this sixth day of August Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty. G. KNOWLING.

SIGNED by the said George Knowling in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Jas. P. Blackwood.
J.E. White.

CORRECT, William F. Lloyd Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland (Listed in the margin next to this will the following) Fiat Dec 10/23. Horwood cj. Probate granted to Philip H. Knowling. George Knowling William U. Knowling and Hector M. McNeil. Dec 11/23 Estate sworn at $494.552.02

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