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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Augustus Eneas Coffin
Will of Augustus Eneas Coffin
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages
577-578 probate year 1927
AUGUSTUS ENEAS COFFIN. DECEASED.
I AUGUSTUS ENEAS COFFIN of 143 Gower Street, St. John’s,
Newfoundland at present residing at Clarence Villa Barnards Green Malvern
in the County of Worcester England hereby revoke all former
Wills made by me and declare this to be my last Will.
I APPOINT William Hitchcock of St. John’s
Newfoundland and my wife Sarah Coffin thereinafter called my Trustees)
to be Executors and Trustees of this my Will.
- SUBJECT to the payment of my just debts funeral
and testamentary Expenses I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all
my property both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever
unto my Trustees UPON TRUST to pay the income
thereof to my said wife during her life and from and after the
death of my said wife to pay the sum of Twenty five dollars to
the Rector of the Church of England Cathedral at St. John’s
Newfoundland for the sick-poor of the Cathedral Parish and the
sum of Twenty five dollars to the Church of England Orphanage
at St. John’s Newfoundland and subject to
the payment of the beforementioned two legacies to divide my
estate amongst my four children hereinafter named in the shares
following that is to say
TO my son
Percival Ridout Coffin a one-sixth share
son Theophilus Clement Coffin another one-sixth
daughter Alice Maud Bennett a one-third share
son Lesley Gordon Coffin the remaining one third
PROVIDED ALWAYS that if any of my said children
shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children living at
my death who being a son or sons attain the age of Twenty one
years or being a daughter or daughters attain that age or marry
under that age then and in every such case the last mentioned
child or children shall take and if more than one equally between
them the share which his her or their parent would have taken
in my estate if such parent had survived me.
WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand this Eighteenth day of
May One thousand nine hundred and twenty five.
SIGNED by the said
Testator Augustus Eneas Coffin as his last Will in the presence
of us both present at the same time who in his presence at his request
and in the presence of each other hereto subscribe our names as witnesses.
W. Fraser Solicitor Malvern England
Dudley R. Carter Clerk to Messrs Romney & Fraser, Solicitors, Malvern,
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
to Sarah Coffin
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