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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Abel Adams


Will of Abel Adams
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 579-580 probate year 1909

In re
      Abel Adams          deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of me Abel Adams of St. John’s Gentleman I hereby revoke all other wills by me at any time heretofore made I direct that all my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses be paid. I give and bequeath to my son Chesley my gold watch and gold chain. I give and bequeath to my wife Alice the two policies of insurance on my life issued by the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York on which the premiums have been fully paid together with all moneys payable thereunder    also all the household furniture and household goods and chattels which may be contained in the Dwelling house occupied by me at the time of my decease To Hold the same to my said wife Alice absolutely.
All the rest residue and remainder of my estate lands interests in lands goods chattels moneys securities for moneys credits and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate or being I give devise and bequeath to my said wife Alice and my children namely: Winnie, Chesley, Jessie, Alan, Kenneth, Emma, Phoebe and William (children by my first wife) and Marie, Myrtle and Raymond (children by my second wife) To Hold the same to my said wife Alice and my said children share and share alike. And I hereby appoint my said wife Alice Guardian of my said children Marie Myrtle and Raymond during their minority respectively and Guardian and Trustee of their respective shares and interests in my estate
And I will and declare that my Executor hereafter named shall be Trustee for such of the children by my first wife as shall not be of age during their minority respectively and my said Executor as such trustee shall hold the respective shares and interests in my estate of such of my said children by my first wife as shall not be of age In Trust for them respectively but with power and authority to the said trustee to pay to or for them respectively out of principal and income or either such sums from time to time as he shall consider necessary for their education support and maintenance.
I hereby appoint Frederick A. Mews of Saint John’s Solicitor to be the Executor of this my will with power and authority to him to charge for professional services in obtaining Probate hereof and for deeds and documents necessary or requisite in the execution of the matters comprised in the foregoing will. As witness my hand and seal at Saint John’s aforesaid this 25th day of May Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and seven Abel Adams (LS)     Signed published and Declared by the above named testator Abel Adams as his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and the presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses    A.A. Delgado F. A. Mews

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 4/09
May 5/09
granted to
F. A. Mews
sworn at



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