William Best deceased
I William Best [Senior] of Merasheen, in the District of Placentia & St. Mary's declare this to be my Will and Testament.
 I give and bequeath to my son, Heber Best, for so long time as he live all things appertaining to me in these my possessions on Merasheen Island to be used and bequeathed by him as shall seem most fitting to him. In case of his death, I, if I am alive, become possessor and will and bequeath my property according to the wish of my said son Heber Best. After appeal has been made to this will reference for final decisions must be left to the Will of my said son.
In witness whereof. I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of January A.D. 1916- -William Best- Subscribed by William Best [Senior] in the presence of us, and at the same time declared by him to us as his last Will and Testament. Witness our hands this eleventh day of January A.D. 1916. Rev. E.H. Humphrey Samuel X. Best.
Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Charles H, Emerson
Estate sworn at $2700.00
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