Will of Thomas Whitfield Atkinson
from Newfoundland will books volume 13
pages 137-138 probate year 1925
THOMAS WHITFIELD ATKINSON. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Thomas Whitfield
Methodist Minister, at present residing at Saint John’s, Newfoundland,
made this thirty first day of December, One thousand nine hundred and
twenty one: I give to my eldest son Hubert
Smith Atkinson one Time piece presented me by the people of
Twillingate; and he may have, should he wish, upon his payment the price
for them paid by me, namely thirty five dollars,
organ and rocking chair I bought of Mrs Snowden,
in the care of my said son Hubert Smith Atkinson the two cases of books
that are in the front room of my present residence at “119" Quidi
Vidi Road, said books to be kept by him in his house at Bay Roberts for
the benefit of my two remaining sons Willie Watson Hunt Atkinson and
Albert Edward Atkinson, both now resident in Canada, and to be theirs
alone should they ever return to Newfoundland, when they, my said two
sons Willie Watson Hunt Atkinson and Albert
Edward Atkinson, may decide
what they will do, each with his own part, give keep or sell them according
I also leave in the keeping of my said son Hubert
Smith Atkinson, in his house aforesaid, one bed and bedstead with all
the bed-clothes for the use of my said sons Willie Watson Hunt
Atkinson and Albert Edward Atkinson or any of my relations who may go to see or
visit my said son Hubert Smith Atkinson.
I give and
bequeath unto my granddaughter Mona I. Smith the sum
of Five hundred dollars, to be paid in cash by my executors on her twentieth
birthday or as soon thereafter as they conveniently may; but should she
die before reaching that age then I direct that such said sum of Five
hundred dollars shall be divided and paid in equal proportions to my
said three sons
Hubert Smith Atkinson, Willie Watson Hunt Atkinson and Albert
Edward Atkinson; and I also direct that any money over and above
the preceding Five hundred dollars remaining in my possession at my decease
shall likewise be divided between my said three sons; And also that all
goods belonging to me at my decease be sold, and that my debts and funeral
and testamentary expenses being paid thereout the balance of the proceeds
shall also be equally divided between my said sons - Provided that the
to my granddaughter hereinbefore contained be first made sure.
appoint my brother-in-law Rev. William Henry Dotchon and my said, eldest,
son Hubert Smith Atkinson Executors of this my will, hereby giving them
all the requisite authority to get in and receive any amounts of money
due me from any source whatever, to sign receipts, or to do as far forth
as my properties will allow whatever is necessary, that they may fulfil
the conditions herein contained - for which services they shall receive
no remuneration. And lastly I revoke all my former wills. In Witness
Whereof I have signed my name at the foot or end of this my will as and
for my last Will and Testament in the sight and presence of the two subscribing
witnesses, the day and year having been first hereinbefore written.
We the undersigned have attested
the execution of the foregoing writing by the said Thomas
Whitfield Atkinson, of “119" Quidi Vidi Road, Saint John’s, he signing his
name thereto in our sight and presence, present at the same time, and
without quitting his or each other’s sight or presence we subscribe
the same as witnesses.
Charles Wesley Hatcher.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 9/25
to William H.