Will of Arthur James Gillett
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages
469-470 probate year 1926
ARTHUR JAMES GILLETT. DECEASED.
I, Arthur James Gillett, of Farmers Arm, Twillingate, South Island in
the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind
and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner
and form following, that is to say:-
- I direct my Executors to sell to best advantage my schooner,
traps, boats, nets and all other articles used by me in connection
with the fishery, and deposit the proceeds in the Bank to be used as
- I give and bequeath unto my three sons Edward George
Frazer Gillett, Cecil William Gillett and Arthur
James Gillett the money
accruing from my Life Insurance Policy in equal shares, each
to receive his part when he arrives at the age of twenty one.
- I give and bequeath unto each of my daughters on their marriage
the sum of twenty-dollars.
- All the rest of my money deposited in the Banks or elsewhere,
I give and bequeath to my wife to be used in the support of
my family, but if my wife re-marries she forfeits all claim
upon the said money, and in that case or in event of her death,
my executors are to use the money unexpended for the support
of my children until my son Edward George Frazer becomes of
- My lands, dwelling-house and its contents, Stores Stage
and water-side premises, I give and devise unto my three sons
above named in equal shares when they arrive at the age of
twenty-one years, but my wife so long as she remains my widow,
and my daughters until they marry are to peaceably occupy the
- In case of the death of one or more of my sons then the
remaining son or sons is to have the part devised or bequeathed
to the deceased son or sons in equal shares, that is should
my son or sons die before reaching the age of twenty-one years.
- All the rest residue and remainder I give, devise and
bequeath unto my three sons above named for their sole use
- I hereby appoint and constitute Charles White, Notary
Gillett my son E. G. F. Gillett to be the executors of
this my last will and testament; and in consideration of the trouble
imposed upon my executors, I give and bequeath to each the sum
of thirty-five dollars.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 2nd day of July
ARTHUR JAMES GILLETT.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 1 /26.
G. T. Gillett.
Nov 1 /26.