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Will of John T. Currie
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me John T. Currie of Brittania in the Island of Newfoundland merchant. FIRST I appoint my wife Alice M. Currie hereinafter called by Trustee executrix and trustee of this my will. SECOND I give and bequeath to my nephew John Weldon Currie that portion of my business premises at Brittania aforesaid lying to the westward of my wharf including the land connected therewith and appurtenant thereto and also one-half undivided interest in and to my wharf adjoining same to the eastward THIRD I give and bequeath my dwelling house at Brittania aforesaid together with all the land connected therewith or appurtenant thereto to my Trustee UPON TRUST for herself during her life or until she shall marry she paying the insurance and all outgoings payable in respect of same and after her death or marriage UPON TRUST for my son Ralph CuRrie absolutely FOURTH I give and bequeath to my trustee all my household goods wares chattels and effects and my personal effects UPON TRUST for herself during her life or until she shall marry and upon her death or marriage UPON TRUST for my said son Ralph Currie absolutely FIFTH I give a sum of gold which is in my safe at Brittania aforesaid whatever the amount may be but which I think is about one hundred and twenty five dollars to my said wife absolutely. SIXTH I direct that all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and Death Duties shall be paid out of the residue of my estate. SEVENTH Subject to the next preceding paragraph I give and bequeath all the residue of my estate to my Trustees UPON TRUST for my said son Ralph Currie absolutely EIGHTH I direct and empower my Trustee to continue the business at present carried on by me at Brittania aforesaid until my said son shall reach the age of twenty one years with liberty for my said Trustee so long as she shall continue the said business to employ therein the whole or any part of the capital which shall be employed therein at my decease and to act in the conduct of the said business as she shall think fit.
SIGNED by the said testator as and for
(Listed in the margin of this will)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. 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.
Will scanned by Ernie Kraut and transcribed by Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 7, 2003)
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