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

Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 576 - 577 probate year 1878.

Will of Susanna Knight

In re SUSANNA LEWIS KNIGHT. DECEASED.

This is the last will and testament of me Susanna Lewis Knight of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Widow of the late Robert Gregory Knight. First I give devise and bequeath to John Knight (son of Michael Knight) the sum of five pounds currency per annum during his natural life but after his death to his wife Mary Ann Knight if she should survive him and at her death to his son Jessie Knight his heirs and assigns forever.

Second- I give devise and bequeath to James L. Knight (my eldest son) the sum of twenty pounds currency per annum his heirs and assigns forever-

Third- I give devise and bequeath to The Reverend Thomas Hall the sum of five pounds currency per annum as long as he remains Pastor of the Congregational Church in St. Johnís and resides in St. Johnís Newfoundland- The above sums are to be preferential payments out of my estate-

Fourth- I give devise and bequeath to the St. Johnís Newfoundland Congregational Church the sum of twenty pounds currency per annum-

Fifth- I give devise and bequeath to The St. Johnís Newfoundland Home Missionary Society the sum of twenty pounds currency per annum-

Sixth- I give devise and bequeath to The Newfoundland Auxiliary Bible Society the sum of twenty pounds currency per annum-

Seventh- I give devise and bequeath to the Poor of the Congregational Church St. Johnís Newfoundland the sum of fifteen pounds currency per annum-

Eighth- I give devise and bequeath to the Sabbath School of the Congregational Church of St. Johnís Newfoundland the sum of ten pounds currency per annum-

Ninth- I give devise and bequeath to my sister Mary Duchmin the sum of ten pounds currency per annum for her natural life-

Tenth- I give devise and bequeath to my sister Clara Duchmin the sum of ten pounds currency per annum- but on the decease of the said Mary and Clara Duchmin or either of them I will and desire that their said respective legacies shall be divided equally between my surviving sons and daughters including my step-daughter Mrs. Cairns share and share alike-

Eleventh- It is my will and desire that with the exception of the first three legacies before mentioned the others are not to be paid in any one year unless the income of the my estate for that year amounts to the sum of four hundred pounds currency-

Twelfth- It is my will and desire that the rest and residue of my estate shall be equally divided amongst my surviving sons and daughters including my step-daughter aforesaid (Mrs. Cairns) share and share alike-

Thirteenth- I appoint William Knight (my brother-in-law) and David B. Longwill (son-in-law) executors of under this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. Johnís Newfoundland this thirtieth day of January A. D. One thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight

Susanna Lewis Knight- Signed published and declared by the said testatrix in the presence of us who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto affixed our names as witnesses on the day and year and place above written The words ďbefore mentionedĒ on third last line second page having been first erased, Henry Cooke, Augustus O. Hayward.

Codicil to the last will and testament of me Susanna Lewis Knight of St. Johnís Widow dated the thirtieth day of January last.

First It is my wish and desire and I hereby reduce the legacy or bequest of Poor of the Congregational Church in said will mentioned from fifteen pounds currency to ten pounds currency-

Second. I give devise and bequeath to my mother Mary Lewis Duchemin the sum of twenty pounds currency per annum during her natural life the said sum to be a preferential claim on my estate but after her death the said sum to revert to my children then surviving me share and share alike-

Third- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Longwell the sum of ten pounds currency per annum to be distributed by her amongst the poor as I shall direct-

Fourth I give and bequeath to the Tasker Education Fund the sum of fifteen pounds cy per annum which is to be preferential. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight-

Susanna Lewis Knight. Signed published and declared by the said Susanna Lewis Knight as and for her codicil to her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses of the same the day and year above written, Augustus O. Hayward, William Knight.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar


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