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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward W. Bennett


Will of Edward W. Bennett
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 397 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
Edward W. Bennett of St. John’s
Brewer deceased

      I Edward W. Bennett of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Brewer hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament I devise and bequeath unto my Executor hereinafter named all the property estate and effects of every description whatsoever of which I may die possessed Upon Trust to be by him realized and the proceeds thereof devoted to the maintenance and support of my wife (whilst she remains unmarried) and my children until the youngest of them shall have attained the age of twenty one years after which I direct my said Executor to divide my estate equally amongst my wife and children. I also direct that should my said wife marry again before the youngest of my children shall have attained the age of twenty one years then my executor shall continue to hold the proceeds of my estate upon trust for my said children until the youngest surviving shall have reached the age of twenty one years when my said Estate shall be equally divided among my children then living.
I hereby appoint my brother John R. Bennett to be Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this nineteenth day of August Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and ninety seven. (Sgd) E. W. Bennett - Signed published and declared by the Testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. (Sgd) Arthur W. Knight Solicitor (sgd) W. Bolger accountant.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Edward W. Bennett deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
D. Morison
granted to
Jno. R. Bennett
the Executor
Oct. 6: 1898
sworn under



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