Will of Joseph E. Elliott
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 297-298
probate year 1915
JOSEPH E. ELLIOTT deceased.
I Joseph E. Elliott, of Change
Islands, Nfld Fisherman, being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish and
declare this my last will and testament in the manner following: That is to
1st, I give and bequeath to my son Dorman and my grandson William
Joseph Elliott my dwelling house, situate on the Main Road to Fox Head Cove, together
with all furniture and fixings therein contained, with the exception of two
feather beds, which I give to my grandchildren Edmund and Frank
Hines. I also give to my son Dorman and grandson William
Joseph Elliott all land in
connection with the above named dwelling house.
2nd. I give to my grandson, Joseph
Motor Boat and Engine complete.
3rd. I give and bequeath to my son Adolphus two-thirds
of my schooner “Laura
M.B.” and I leave the remaining one-third part of said Schooner to my
stepson, Samuel Smart. I also give to my son
Adolphus and stepson, Samuel Smart, one Codtrap
and fittings each.
4th. My Fishing Room, situate in North End Harbor, comprising
dwelling house, stores, Wharfs and land, I give in three equal parts to my
son Adolphus, and my two grandsons, Raymond Howard
Elliott, and Joseph Elliott.
5th. I give to my sons Dorman,
Samuel and Adolphus,
and to my brother Jonathan Elliott, one hundred dollars each
6th. All other moneys found in
my possession, or deposited in any Bank or elsewhere in my name, to be divided
in Five and one half shares as follows: One share each to my daughters, Laura
Jordan, Minne Victoria Rendell, Ettie Eliza Elliott, Lydia Seabrook,
and my granddaughter Olive
and one half share to my daughter Maud Tucker. My
daughter Bessie having
already been provided for by a deposit in the Bank of Montreal. Deposit Book
for the same can be found in my Cash Box. My wife Eliza has
also been provided for by a Cash deposit in the Bank in her own name, but should
I die during the present season, it is my wish that my said wife Eliza shall
have all the proceeds of my earnings for the present season.
Lastly, I do hereby
appoint John Elliott, North End, Change Islands, to be executor
of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made. In
witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-forth day of June
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen. Joseph
E. Elliott (LS) Witness. John H. N. Roberts Archibald N. Taylor.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)