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 vol 11 pages 220 to 222 probate year 1918
Will of Elias Roberts |
In re: ELIAS ROBERTS. DECEASED.
I Elias Roberts of Burlington, N. W. Arm being of sound and disposing mind and
memory, to hereby make and publish this as and for my last will and testament.
And first, I direct my executors hereinafter named to pay all my just debts,
funeral expenses and any expenses incident to the administration of my estate as
soon as reasonably may be after my decease.
Then. I give, devise and bequeath
to my son Josiah, the mill with all machinery, & tools appertaining to it; also
my dwelling house furniture, stores, stable, and lands surrounding the same.
Whatever timber may be on my estate or belonging to me, will go towards paying
off any wages or debts owed by me; or if there are no wages or debts to be paid,
will become the property of my son Josiah.
Item. I give and bequeath my
motorboat & engine to my son Josiah.
Item I give and bequeath what ever poultry or
animals I may possess to my wife Rosanna. If I should own a horse it would
become the property of my son Josiah.
Item. The dwelling house situated on 99
Bond Street St. John's Nfld is the joint property of myself and my son Josiah. I
devise that my share of the house amounting to the sum of four hundred & fifty
dollars [$450.00] be sold. I give and bequeath the aforesaid sum to my wife
Item I devise that my life insurance policy amounting to the sum of
four hundred dollars [$400] be used to pay off any debt I may owe my brother
William, the balance to go to my son Josiah.
Item. I give and bequeath my watch
and chain to my son Josiah.
Item. I devise that my wife remain in possession of
my dwelling house, stores & outhouses as long as she should live, providing she
should wish to do so and remains unmarried. No other family or families to
reside therein without the consent of my son Josiah, the property becoming my sons
on her decease my wife Rosanna not desiring to live therein, it becomes the
immediate property of my son Josiah.
Item. I do hereby nominate my said son
Josiah to be the executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I
have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of June A. D. 1918 -Elias
Roberts- signed published and declared by Elias Roberts the above named testator, as
and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us who at his request,
in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed
our names as witness H. MacKay Andrew Roberts
Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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