Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of William J. Avery from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 244 probate year 1883
William J. Avery deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me William J. Avery of St. Johnís Manufacturer of Boots and Shoes. I give devise and bequeath to my mother Matilda Avery all my right share and interest in the business of manufacturing boots and shoes carried on by me at No. 312 Water Street in partnership with David Smallwood and in and to the goods debts assets and effects thereof also the amount to become due under a Policy of Insurance upon my life in the Sun Mutual Insurance Company also all my other estate both real and personal of whatsoever kind or description of which I shall die possessed To hold the same to my said mother for her sole and absolute use and benefit. In the event if my said mother predeceasing me I give devise and bequeath all my estate and property of whatsoever description to my brother John for his sole use and benefit. I appoint my said mother executrix of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand at Saint Johnís this eighth day of December A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two. W.J. Avery. Signed published and declared by the said William J. Avery as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, F.W. Bowden, W.H. Horwood.