Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books Volume 11 pages 21 to 23 probate year 1917.

Will of Mary Simpson


I Mary Elizabeth Simpson wife and administratrix of the late Thomas Melacum Simpson of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind and memory, and mindful of the uncertainty of life, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manor following :- That is to say :-

First. I direct my executors herinafter named to pay all my just debts, and funeral expenses

Second :- I hereby nominate, constitute, and appoint William White and Harry E. Greaves, Executors of this my will.

Third :- I give devise and bequeath all my estate both real and personal, of whatsoever name or nature and wheresoever situated, which I may own or be entitled to at the time of my death, to be divided as follows
:- To the parties mentioned or their heirs unless otherwise mentioned. Agnes Patterson Smith wife of F.G. Smith Chicago $2000.00.
May Smith Daughter of F.G. Smith Chicago $655.00
Mrs. Elizabeth Deas widow of the late Wm. Deas and sister of the late T.M. Simpson North Thields (?) England $1000.00
James Simpson Brother of the late T.M. Simpson Heston (?) England $500.00
Mrs. Mary Sutherland wife of late Wm. Sutherland sister of late T.M. Simpson if she predeceases me to be paid to her daughter Edith South Thields(?) Englíd $500.00
Mrs. Kate Bell wife of George Bell sister of late T.M. Simpson Sascatchewan Canada $500.00
William Simpson Brother of late T.M. Simpson Wanshead(?) Park Essex Englíd $500.00
Maxine Duff wife of John Duff Carbonear near St. Johnís $500.00
Stanley Greaves son of H.E. Greaves Louisville Ky. USA $500.00
Edna Goodwin wife of Grover C. Goodwin Richmond Virginia $500.00
Arthur Greaves son of H.E. Greaves If Arthur Greaves is unmarried and predeceases me the amount willed to him must be paid instead to the four sons of Agnes P. Smith Chicago in equal amounts, Robert Clifford Eric Howard. St. Johnís Nfld. 500.00.
Gower St. womens missionary Society at Gower St. Church St. Johnís Nf. $200.00
Methodist Orphanage of St. Johnís Nf. 200.00
Gower St. Church "Poor Fund" St. Johnís Nf. 100.00
Chas Simpson son of Wm. Simpson Wanshed (?) Park Essex Englíd 100.00
Martha Whitten St. Johnís Nf. 100.00
Mrs. Chesley Woods wife of Chesley Woods St. Johnís Nf. 200.00
Cemetery Plot for repairs etc Geul(?) Protestant cemetery 100.00
Agnes P Smith Chicago My Fur Coat if she predecease me same to be given to May Smith.
To Trustees Gower St. Church my interest in my Pew All my estate both real and personal to be realized {including furniture and personal effects} by my executors and all of the foregoing amounts to be paid in cash the balance if any to be divided as follows :-

1. Gower St. Church parsonage aid Society

2 Robert Simpson

3 James Simpson Jr.

4 Kate Simpson 3 and 4 children of James Simpson Heston(?) Englíd.

If Arthur Greaves survives me then and only then, the four sons of Agnes P Smith will share equally as individuals in the balance of my estate with numbers 1. 2. 3. 4. In witness whereof I, the said testatrix Mary Elizabeth Simpson have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal, at the City of St. Johnís This fifth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen Mary E. Simpson {LS} Witnesses :- Sidney Woods Arch G. Tibb.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to the above will)

Fiat Oct 19/17 Kent J Probate Oct 23/17 to Wm White Harry E. Greaves Estate sworn at $9,576.65

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