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Will of Grace Menchinton from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 182-183 probate year 1882

In re
          Grace Menchinton deceased.

I Grace Menchinton of Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Widow, do make this my last will and testament hereby revoking all wills by me heretofore made.

Firstly. I give and bequeath to my executor hereafter named four debentures Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 9 each for one hundred pounds sterling and dated the twenty seventh day of October Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty four and also four shares in the Union Bank of Newfoundland upon trust to pay the interest thereof to my grandson William John Menchinton Gibbons son of my deceased daughter Jane until he attains the age of twenty three years and then to transfer the said debentures and shares to him and in case he shall die before attaining such age to apply the interest aforesaid to the sole and separate use of my daughters Mary and Louisa during their lives and to the survivor of them and after the decease of the survivor of them and after the decease of the survivor to sell the said shares and debentures and divide the proceeds thereof among my grandchildren then alive share and share alike.

Secondly. I give and bequeath to my grandchild Grace Dalton Winsor (who is also my god-daughter) two shares in the said Bank the interest thereof to be paid to her until she attains the age of twenty three years then to transfer the said shares to her.

Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my grandchild William Menchinton Winsor two shares in the said Bank the interest thereof to be paid to him until he attains the age of twenty three years then to transfer the said shares to him.

Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary and son in law James J. Winsor one share in the said Bank as a remembrance for their kindness and attention to me whilst I have been living with them-

Fifthly. I give and bequeath to my said executor one debenture No. 10 for one hundred pounds sterling dated the twenty-seventh day of October Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-four and also one share in the said Bank upon trust to pay the interest thereof to the sole and separate use of my daughter Mary during her life and after her decease to pay the interest to my grandchild Anne Avery Winsor until she attains the age of twenty three years then to transfer the same to her-

Sixthly. I give and bequeath to my said executor one Debenture No. 11 for one hundred pounds sterling dated the twenty seventh day of October Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty four and also one share in the said Bank upon trust to pay the interest thereof to the sole use of my daughter Louisa during her life and after her decease to sell the same and divide the proceeds thereof among her children then alive other than Grace Dalton, William Menchinton and Anne Avery.

Seventhly.     I give and bequeath to my said executor twenty shares in the General Water Company in St. Johnís as shown by stock certificate No. 366 dated the fourteenth day of February Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty-seven upon trust to pay the interest to the sole and separate use of my daughter Amelia Anne during her life and after her decease to sell the same and divide the proceeds thereof among my grandchildren then alive share and share alike.

Eighthly I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Anne Avery Winsor one bed and bedding.

Ninthly- I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Grace Dalton Winsor all the residue of my household furniture-

Tenthly I give and bequeath to my said executor one share in the said Bank and one debenture No. 43 for two hundred dollars dated the nineteenth day of July Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty six and all the residue of my estate both real and personal upon trust to sell the same and to pay and apply the proceeds thereof and any interest thereon as follows:     to each of my daughters Mary Louisa and Amelia Anne the sum of seven pounds and ten shillings to each of my grand daughters Grace Dalton Winsor and Anne Avery Winsor the sum of five pounds to Louisa Magill wife of William Magill five pounds, to each of my five sisters Mary Seviour, Jane Foot, Elizabeth Gillet, Ann Arnold and Ellen Milley three pounds for each to purchase a suit of mourning To pay to Samuel John son of William Feaver of St. Johnís Blacksmith ten pounds To the Committee of the Church of England Orphanage ten pounds- To provide a monument for my grave not to exceed twenty five pounds     To pay to the Reverend T.M. Wood the sum of five pounds which I give to him and also to pay to James J. Winsor the sum of ten pounds to be held by him and his representatives in trust to pay the interest in keeping the graves of my husband my son John and myself in good order-     To pay my funeral testamentary and other expenses attending the winding up my estate my funeral expenses not to exceed thirty pounds and if anything remains to pay the same to my sister Jane Foot.

Eleventhly I appoint William V. Whiteway of St. Johnís Barrister sole executor of this my last will and testament     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. Johnís aforesaid this sixth day of June Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy three-     Grace her X mark Menchinton (LS)     Signed sealed published and declared by the said Grace Menchinton as and for her last will and testament in our presence the same having been first read and explained to the said Grace Menchinton in our presence who signed these presents in the presence of the said Grace Menchinton and of each other, Arthur C.F. Wood, Wm. M. Bearns.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar


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