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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Edward Barbour
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 477-479
probate year 1912
Edward Barbour deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of Edward Barbour of New town in the Island of Newfoundland merchant.
I Edward Barbour being of sound disposing mind memory
and understanding do hereby will devise and bequeath as follows: -
Unto the Methodist Church of Newtown (the expenditure of which I leave
to my brother Samuel) the sum of Two hundred dollars
2. Unto my brother Samuel Barbour an interest to the value of Five hundred
dollars in my share of the vessel “Seabird” the balance or remaining value of
said vessel I leave unto my wife Mary J. and my children Lester,
Job, Carl, Clarissa Sybil, Elsie and Wilhelmina share
and share alike.
3. Unto my wife and above mentioned children the interest
I hold and possess in a Life Insurance Policy No. 1251124 issued by The
Mutual Life Insurance Co of New York and also a Gold Bond issued by The
Canada Life Assurance Co. No. 079555 E/15. - my wife to receive one third
of the value and the balance to be divided among my children share and
To set at rest any doubt that may exist after my death I wish to say
that my wife is to have the $2000 of insurance on my life and made payable
5. The moneys deposited in Banks in my name and also
the moneys due me under other policies of Life Insurance (after paying
the bequest to the Methodist Church) are to be divided as follows: -
Unto to my wife the sum of one thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars
and the balance between my children - share and share alike.
Subject to proviso I leave and bequeath unto my wife and children my
share of the double dwelling house now occupied by me together with all
the furniture in the same and land adjoining said house - share and share
alike - provided however that should my wife remarry and my daughters
marry she and they shall then forfeit all claim on house and contents
which shall go and belong to my sons - provided further that my wife
shall have the control of the house during her widowhood.
Unto my three sons Lesster Job and Carl I leave my half fo the mercantile
business of E & S. Barbour together with stock in trade goods debts
and effects of said business also the buildings including shop stores
and stage etc also the schooners vessels and boats together with lines
and twines and everything else in connection with said business; also
all lands owned by me save that mentioned in paragraph 6 - share and
8. I give my executor the power to hold all moneys
for my children who are minors until they come of age - he may however
pay over the money before that time if in his judgment it is wanted for
any special purpose I hereby constitute and appoint my brother Samuel
Barbour of Newtown as the sole Executor of this my last will
and Testament and revoke all former distribution of my property at any
time heretofore made and do declare this to be my last will and Testament.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at Newtown aforesaid
this ninth day May in the year one thousand nine hundred and twelve -
Edward Barbour - Signed by Edward Barbour the
Testator in our presence who at the same time in his presence and in
the presence of each other at his request signed our names as witness. J.
J. Mifflen Samuel Barbour
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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