Robert Roberts deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Robert Roberts, merchant of Hermitage Cove, Hermitage Bay, district of Fortune, in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all former wills and codicils.
My first desire is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid.
I give and bequeath to my six sons Henry, Morgan, Frederick, Benjamin, Charles and Alexander, two hundred dollars [$200.00] each, and to my two daughters Rose and Rachel, two hundred [$200.00] each.
I give and bequeath to my wife Miriam two hundred dollars [$200.00]
I also give and bequeath to my wife Miriam my dwelling house and all household furniture and effects, so long as she shall live and remain unmarried, my son Alexander to maintain her and live in the house with her and on her death or marriage the dwelling house furniture and effects to become the property of my son Alexander, also all lands attached thereto.
I also give and bequeath to my son Alexander, stores, wharves, shop and shop goods and all fishing gear with all lands attached thereto, except the east end part of field known as Dawson's field which I give and bequeath to my son Morgan, so long as he shall live and after his death the said piece of land to be divided between his two sons Edward and John, it is my request that this piece of land shall never be sold out of the Roberts family; it may be rented for a term of years.
I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate real personal and mixed of which I shall be possessed or entitled to at the time of my decease to my son Alexander.
I do nominate and appoint my son Alexander and Arthur W. Miller to be executors of this my last will and testament.
In testimony whereof I the testator have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen.
Robert his X mark Roberts Elsie May Miller. Witness
Signed published and declared by the said Robert Roberts to be 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.
A.W. Miller Jr. Hugh C. Miller
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat to Aug 18/20
Arthur W. Miller