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Will of William Bindon
This is the last will of me William Bindon of St. John’s Newfoundland Gentleman I give and bequeath to my wife Louisa Maria bindon during the term of her natural life First the rents and profits of my farm of Glenbrook and of all other my lands and tenements whatsoever; Secondly, the annual interest of the monies I possess at interest in Government or other securities including the interest payable by Mr. John Stuart to me on the sum of two hundred and thirteen pounds due by him to me; Thirdly the use of all my furniture plate linen books and all other personal property; all such rents and interests to be paid at the times at which they shall respectively become due and a proportion thereof to be payable up to the time of her decease- Provided that should my said wife marry again her interest in such rents and interest and other property aforesaid shall thereupon cease and the same shall forthwith vest in my other legatees from the time of such marriage in like manner as if she had then deceased-
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Louisa Stuart and her heirs after the decease of my said wife my farm of Glenbrook now in Mr. Stuart’s occupation with the appurtenances and also the sum of two hundred and thirteen pounds now due to me by Mr. Stuart as aforesaid.-
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Hugh Best Chambers after my said wife’s decease and during the term of her natural life the annual interest on a sum of one thousand pounds sterling now invested by me in securities of the Government of Newfoundland and after her decease of the said principal sum of one thousand pounds is to be divided equally amongst her children (if any) with benefit of representation to the children of any deceased children; but should she die leaving no children or grandchildren her surviving the said principal sum of one thousand pounds sterling is to be divided amongst my children then surviving with benefit of representation to their children as aforesaid
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mrs. Kate Tyler during the term of her natural life after my wife’s decease the annual interest on a sum of nine hundred pounds sterling also invested by me in Government securities as aforesaid; and after her decease the said principal sum of nine hundred pounds is to be divided equally among her children with benefit of representation to her grandchildren as aforesaid.
I give and bequeath to my four now surviving sons after my wife’s decease
the sum of two thousand pounds sterling now invested by me in Government securities
as aforesaid to be equally divided amongst them but to be payable only when
they shall respectively attain their majority; but should either of them die
before Mrs. Bindon unmarried his share is to be divided amongst his three surviving
brothers and sisters with benefit to their children of such representation
as aforesaid- I further appoint Mr. John Stuart Guardian of my said sons after
my said wife’s decease, with power to appropriate the interest of their
shares after that event to their maintenance and education- I appoint my said
wife executrix and the said Mr. Stuart executor of this my will.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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