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 page 234 probate year 1922
Will of William J. Herder|
In re: WILLIAM J. HERDER DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me William J. Herder of Saint Johnís, in the Island of Newfoundland, Newspaper Proprietor. I revoke all former Wills by me at any time made and I appoint my wife, Elizabeth, the Executrix of this my Will. I give and bequeath to my said wife for her own use absolutely all the property of whatsoever kind I may die possessed. In so far as the business of the "Evening Telegram" newspaper is concerned it is my wish that my said wife shall form the same into a limited liability company and that she shall have full power to decide as to the allocation of the shares therein.
It is my desire and recommendation that the Directors of the said company shall be my said wife my three sons and Mr. Michael G. Martin whom I desire to be the secretary of the said Company.
Witness my hand at St. Johnís this 20th day of may, A. D. 1922.
W. J. HERDER.
Signed Published and Declared by the said testator in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof.
EMILY BARRETT. W. J. HIGGINS.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 15/22
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