Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 132-133 probate year 1910

Will of Josiah Waterman


The last will and Testament of Josiah Waterman of Fogo in the northern District of the Island of Newfoundland. I Josiah Waterman considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament, in manner and form following, that is to say.

First, after all my just debts are duly paid, I will and bequeath to my wife the interest on nine thousand dollars for her sole use and benefit as long as she remains unmarried, in case of her marrage or death, the principal to be divided between my son Walter and daughter Elizabeth equally, or in case of their death, to their death to theirchildren on their coming of age.

Secondly whatever other money I may die possessed of. I will and bequeath to my son Walter and daughter equally, and in case of their death to their children on their coming of age.

Thirdly I wish my wife to have the use of my house, furniture, and gardens for her sole use and benefit as long as she lives, but in case of her death or marriage the house to revert to my son Walter together with all landed property, but with the furniture I wish that to be equally divided between my son Walter and daughter Elizabeth. I further request that should my wife decide to leave the house, to reside elsewhere, she is to give my son Walter due notice, and should he at any time wish to live on the premises he shall be at liberty to do so, and build and occupy as he may desire.

Lastly I constitute and appoint my son Walter and Walter Gard as my Executors to carry out the provisions of this my last will and Testament, and I request that they shall invest the principal viz nine thousand dollars for my wifes benefit in the Bank of Montreal, Nova Scotia, or in approved debentures as their judgement dictates. As witness my hand at Fogo aforesaid this 24th day of June one thousand nine hundred and and nine (1909) Josiah Waterman (LS) Signed by the said Josiah Waterman the testatori in the presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other, at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses. Cyril L. Hodge (LS) John W. Hodge (LS)

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following) Fiat Aug. 2/10 Johnson J. Probate Aug 20/10 granted to Walter Gard (the rights of Walter Waterman being reserved Estate sworn at $11,200.00

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