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 7 page 521 probate year 1905.
Will of William Lash|
In re: WILLIAM HERBERT LASH. DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me William Herbert Lash of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland accountant and I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint Robert M. Jaffray of Chicago in the United States of America, nomate(?) my executor and I appoint Marianne Lash (my mother) during her life and after her death my sister in law Elizabeth Goff to be guardian of my children Julia Reynolds, George Herbert Goff and Adele Marianne and I appoint Laura M. Jaffray of Chicago in the United States of America married woman to be the guardian of my daughter Madge Wilson
1. I give devise and bequeath all my property goods chattels and effects of every description Ė soever unto my mother Marianne lash to use and enjoy the same during her natural life and after her death I give devise and bequeath my said property to my sister in law Elizabeth Goff and my said children jointly during the life of my said sister in law and upon the death of my said sister in law I give devise and bequeath all my said property unto my said children absolutely provided that should any of my said children have attained the age of twenty one years no division of the said property shall be made amongst them until the youngest shall have attained the age of twenty one years.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty sixth day of August Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and three (1903)
Signed W. H. Lash.
Signed by the said William Herbert lash as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Signed L.J. Anderson. S.D. Blandford.
Correct copy of a certified copy of the last will of William H. Lash
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Jn. R. Bennett
30 Oct 05
Jn. C. Strong
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