Will of John Samuel Farnell
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 524
to 526 probate year 1924
JOHN SAMUEL FARNELL. DECEASED.
Bay of Islands
The last will and testament of John Samuel Farnell, Lumberman
of Corner Brook, Bay of Islands, made this Tenth day of September Anno Domini
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Three.
I Samuel Farnell do hereby give
unto my sister Mabel Lush, that piece or parcel of land numbered
VII on plan attached.
residue of the land numbered from I to VI, and VIII to XII inclusive on the
plan attached I leave to my Eleven children, each child to receive one block,
to be allotted according to the decision of my wife. The
balance of the land mentioned on Grant Number 14069 dated December 24th 1915,
(from which above blocks from I to XII have been above mentioned,) I leave, & give
unto my wife Sarah. The house and land to be
built and conveyed unto me according to agreement between John Samuel
Farnell and the Newfoundland Power and Paper Company Limited, I leave, & give unto
my wife Sarah.
I hereby convey unto my daughter Myrtle Critch that piece or parcel of land situate on the South Side of the Humbermouth,
Curling Road and bounded as follows on the North by the said road and running
thereby a distance of Sixty feet on the West by a reserved road Thirty feet
wide adjoining land sold to Sydney Blake, and running in a Southerly direction
by the side and at a distance of Thirty feet from property of said Sydney
Brake a distance of Feet, From
thence in an Easterly direction by the side of a reserved road a distance of
Sixty feet, from thence in a Northerly direction to the place of commencement.
I hereby convey unto my wife Sarah all that piece or parcel of land bounded
on the West by the land mentioned above conveyed unto Myrtle Critch,
and running by the side of the said land from the Humbermouth Curling Road
to a reserved road on the South, a distance feet, from thence in an Easterly direction by the side of the above mentioned
reserved road, and to connect unto the land sold to Norman Fisher, from thence
in a Northerly direction by the side of the said Norman Fisher properties unto
the Government road from Humbermouth to Corner Brook, & running by the
side of the said road to the place of commencement.
I hereby convey
unto my said wife Sarah all that piece or parcel of land bounded
as follows, on the North by the Curling Humbermouth Road, on the East by Norman
properties mentionen above, on the South by the reserved road mentioned above,
and on the East by property owned by Nicholas O’Neil.
I hereby convey unto my sons John Alexander, Edward Stanley Canfield, and William
Seward Ross, all that land situated at Steady Brook, & near the Humber
River mentioned on Government Grant Number 10255, dated April 2 1904, said
land to be divided equally between said sons, location of each lot to be decided
by my wife Sarah.
hereby convey unto my wife Sarah all my interest in the mortgage on the house
Number 6 Sudbury St. St. John’s. I also convey unto my wife Sarah all
my money in the Bank of Montreal, Curling, in my House or whatever money may
be due me from any sourse whatever, all the money, and the proceeds of the
mortgage to be used for the educating of my children, and the general care
of my wife and family.
I hereby convey unto my wife Sarah, all the
furniture and Household effects, excepting the Organ, which is now the property
of my daughter Myrtle Critch.
I hereby convey unto my son
John Alexander my Horse, harness, Cart, plows, and all other
hereby convey unto Edward Stanley Canfield my Motor boat,
Should my wife Sarah marry again all of the property or money
left to her is to be equally divided among my children.
Any property such as
mill property or any other thing being my property, and not mentioned in this
will is to be sold, and the proceeds given to my wife Sarah.
I do hereby nominate Joseph Fisher, son of Christopher
Fisher, of Corner Brook,
and Owen Brown Business Manager of Humbermouth to be Executors
of this my last Will and Testament.
WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand
and Seal this Tenth day of September A.D. 1923.
Signed. JOHN SAMUEL FARNELL.
published and declared by John Samuel Farnell the above named
Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who
at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Newfoundland Supreme Court.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Feby 18/24
John Josiah Fisher