Will of Susan Elizabeth Bridgman
from Newfoundland will books volume 9
pages 294-296 probate year 1911
Susan Elizabeth Bridgman deceased.
St. John’s Nfld June
12th. 1911. This is the last will and Testament of me Susan
Elizabeth Bridgman of St. John’s Spinster, hereby revoking
all former wills and testament by me at any time made.
First I give and
bequeath to Eric Bridgman Martin son of Alfred
Martin, to John Bridgman
Butler and to Harold West Pippy the sum of Fifty dollars each, to Gertrude
Isabel Martin and Elizabeth Mary Evangeline Martin children of Arthur
and Minnie Martin the sum of Twenty-five dollars each. To Cecil
James Martin and George Brown Martin children of Ernest
and Bessie Martin twenty
five dollars each.
Second. I give and bequeath to my executors to
be paid to the women’s Missionary Society, the sum of fifty dollars,
to be paid to the Trustee Board of Gower St. Methodist Church the sum
of Four hundred dollars at present held on loan by the said Board also
the sum of twenty-five dollars to be paid to the Super Numary Fund of
the Methodist Church and the sum of twenty-five dollars to the Home for
Third:- I give and devise to Ernest G. Martin the dwelling
House, land and premises situated on Theatre Hill:-
Fourth:- It is my
will and desire that the sum of Five Hundred dollars at present held
on loan by the Trustees of Wesley Church, be paid to Arthur W.
Martin to be used by him for the education of his son Stanley
H. Martin:- and
that after he has graduated as a medical Doctor or has sooner terminated
his education and he can:- He shall repay the said amount to my executors,,
to be divided equally between the said Arthur W Martin, Ernest
G. Martin, Ellen Pippy, Alfred Martin and Annie E Butler:-
John B. Martin F. Robert Martin Lucy Pike with
interest on same as used and at four and half per cent, as at present
Fifth:- I give and bequeath to my executors to be paid to Mrs
the sum of Twenty dollars, because she has been very kind and attentive
to me during my illness, and also Eva Bridgman Janes Twenty dollars To
Mrs Sarah Gardner of Gear Street off LeMercant Road
the sum of Twenty dollars:-
I will and direct that out of the rest, residue, and remainder, of the
Estate of which I shall die Possessed there shall be paid my just debts
funeral expenses and the cost of the erecting of a suitable head - stone
at the grave yard, and that the balance shall then be divided equally
between the said Arthur W. Martin, Ernest G. Martin, Ellen Pippy,
Alfred A. Martin Annie E. Butler:- John B. Martin.
F. Robert Martin and Lucy Pike
appoint Arthur W. Martin and Ernest G. Martin both of St. John’s executors hereto.
Dated at St. John’s Newfoundland. This Thirteenth day of June 1911.
Signed, published, and declared by the testatrix, as and for her last
will and testament, in our presence, who in her presence at her request,
and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses hereto.
Susan Elizabeth Bridgman witness
A. S. Winsor Arthur W Martin Ernest
G. Martin Alfred A Martin
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
to Arthur W.