In re Samuel Brown deceased.
In the name of God, Amen. I Samuel Brown, Senior, of Kings Cove Bonavista Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and Testament. I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann Brown my new Shop and Waterside, situate on the north side of King’s Cove to be disposed of by her at any time after my death as she may deem fit: I also give to my said wife the sum of Four Hundred and Eighty one Dollars and Forty Three cents, money deposited in my name in the Newfoundland Savings Bank. I give and bequeath all the real and personal estate I own or shall or may be entitled to at the time of my death except as before and hereafter mentioned unto my said wife Ann Brown to have and to hold the same unto her for and during her natural life and upon her death I will and bequeath my estate as follows:
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
To my adopted son and nephew Samuel J. S. Brown I bequeath my Dwelling House with contents of same with Land and Meadows alongside and nearby with all Buildings and Erections thereon as used by me during my lifetime, also my meadow near the Pond, known as Wicks’ Meadow and my Two Gardens situate on the Road to Plate Cove, one bought from Frederick Handcock and one bought from Tom Coffin; also that piece and parcel of Land situate on the Road to Plate Cove, and known as the Farm, with Hay house erected thereon. I also give and bequeath to my said nephew Samuel J.S. Brown one half of garden situate at the back of Stephen Brown’s House, the other half or Eastern part of said Garden I give and bequeath unto my nephew Stephen Brown son of my brother James Brown.
I give and bequeath to my two nephews Samuel J. S. Brown and Edwin Brown in equal shares all my right title and interest in and to “Browns” Fishing Room also my stock in trade, Boats, nets and everything I own in connection with my business (New Ship excepted) subject to the following conditions, that is, that they the said Samuel J. S. Brown, and Edwin Brown shall assume and pay all and any debts that I may owe at the time of my death, and that they contribute toward the support of my wife, Ann Brown, either by paying a stipulated rental for my new shop or in other ways as may be agreed upon between them and my said wife. The contents of my Fish Store, I give and bequeath to my nephews Samuel J. S. Brown and Edwin brown in equal parts.
I give and bequeath to my two nephews Stephen Brown and Eric Brown, my old shop with kerosine House and fish flake at back of same half to each. I give and bequeath to my two nephews Eric Brown and Kenneth Brown, my meadow situate on the west side of Road leading to Cannons Wall
The one thousand dollar bond of the Canada Machinery Corporation I own, I give and bequeath as follows: - One hundred and fifty dollars each to Samuel J. S. Brown and Edwin Brown; one hundred dollars each to my bothers James Brown and Norman Brown and one hundred dollars each to my nephews Eric Brown, Stephen Brown Kenneth Brown and John Brown and fifty dollars each to Norman John Brown and Chester Brown Sons respectively of Samuel J. S. Brown and Edwin Brown; in the event of said Thousand Dollar Bond not realizing face value if sold, the loss on same is to be borne proportionately by each legatee. And I hereby appoint Samuel J. S. Brown and Edwin Brown Executors of this my last will and Testament. In Witness whereof I the said Samuel Brown Senior have hereunto set my hand this twenty eight day of September A.D. one thousand nine hundred and thirteen Samuel Brown Sr (LS). Signed by the above Samuel Brown Senior, this his last will and Testament, in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other, have signed our names as witnesses John G. Hart, Aubrey Brown.
Samuel J.S. Brown