John Mercer deceased
I, John Mercer of Country Road in the Electoral District of Harbor Grace, in the Island of Newfoundland, laborer, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any former time made. And as to my worldly property of which I shall die possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following, to wit:- I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Emma Mercer and my beloved child Lewis Mercer, equal shares in all my land dwelling house, outhouses, furniture and all movable property, the right of my wife to my property to cease should she marry again, and her said right to revert to my beloved son Lewis Mercer to have and to hold to the said Lewis Mercer his heirs assigns and administration for ever And, lastly, I do nominate and appoint my wife Emma Mercer to be the executrix of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said John Mercer, have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name this twenty eight day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and sixteen. -John Mercer- Signed sealed and delivered by the said John Mercer as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who at his request & in the presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto Witnesses Nathan Russell John Mercer.
Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Estate sworn at $160.00
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