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 Abram Roberts from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages
467-468 probate year
ABRAM ROBERTS deceased.
Last will and testament of Abram Roberts of Wesleyville Newfoundland I Abram Roberts, of Wesleyville Newfoundland aged 49 years, being of sound mind and memory but having regard to the uncertainties of this life, do hereby make my last will and testament as follows
1. I do hereby give, devise and bequeath my house with the land on which it stands and by which it is surrounded with all furniture and effects to my two sons Cecil and Ronald, each to have an equal share- with the understanding that my wife Isabel is to have a home as long as she remains a widow, and full use of the house furniture and effects during the same time.
2. I hereby direct the executors of this my last will and testament to see that my three daughters Allie, Ethel and Maud, have each an equal right in my home and in the use of my property there with my wife and sons so long as they remain unmarried.
3. I do hereby give, devise and bequeath the water-front belonging to me with the store and all within it along with all fishing gear, including nets and trap to my family as a whole- boys and girl’s and wife to have equal rights- with the understanding that should my wife not remain a widow she loses all interests in the same from the time of her remarriage; and that after my daughters marry their claims cease and the whole is then to belong to my two boys Cecil and Ronald who shall share and share alike in all.
4. I do hereby direct that my full share of the land obtained by the Roberts’ family through the Government Grant is to be divided into six equal parts, one part to be given to my wife Isabel, another to each of my five children In case however that my wife should remarry her portion shall be added to my children’s portion- each child having an equal claim. I do hereby appoint my two brothers Peter and Samuel to be joint and sole executors of this my last will and testament. Dated and witnessed at Wesleyville this ninth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen. Abram Roberts X his mark Witnesses William Bertrum Grandy Joshua Winsor
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
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