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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(J)
Thomas Raffles Job

 

Will of Thomas Raffles Job
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 162 to 167 probate year 1918

In re Thomas Raffles Job       deceased

I Thomas Raffles Job of Liverpool Merchant hereby revoke all former wills codicils and testamentary instruments made by me and declare this to be my last will

  1. I appoint my sons William Carano Job, Samuel Ernest Job, Thomas Bulley Job and my son in law Robert Ker Terine hereinafter called "my trustees" Executors and Trustees of this my Will
  2. I give to my daughter Mildred if a Spinster at the time of my decease the use of my household furniture and effects and articles of personal or domestic or household use or warrant for life or so long as she shall remain unmarried and on her death or marriage whichever shall first happen the same shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate.
  3. I give to my said daughter Mildred the sum of three hundred pounds free of duty to be paid to her immediately after my decease for her immediate requirements
  4. I give devise and bequeath all the rest of my property both real and personal of which I may have any disposing power at the time of my decease [hereinafter called my residuary estate] unto my Trustees Upon Trust that my trustees shall sell call in collect and convert the same into money at such time or times and in such manner as they shall think fit as But as to Reversimary(?) property not until it falls into possession unless it shall appear to my trustees that an earlier sale would be beneficial and so that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale calling in or conversion of the whole or any part or parts of the said premises during such period as they shall think proper without being responsible for loss and shall out of the earnings to arise from the sale calling in and conversion of or forming part of my said estate pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and subject thereto shall stand possessed thereof Upon Trust thereout to pay the following legacies viz
    [a] To my grandson Thomas Warren Job the sum of two thousand pounds
    [b] To the Bishop Field College St. John's Newfoundland the sum of five thousand dollars for the purpose of establishing a scholarship to be called "The Job scholarship" such sum to be invested in the names of the director of other(?) the foregoing body for the time being of the said College and the income arising therefrom applied in such manner as the governing body shall in their discretion think proper
    [c] To the Technical School at St. John's Newfoundland the sum of five thousand dollars for the purpose of inaugurating or furthering the teaching of chemistry in the said School and I direct that the said sum of five thousand dollars and the income resulting therefrom shall be applied in accordance with a scheme which shall have been previously approved of by my son Robert Brown Job
    [d] To the Church of England orphanage at St. John's Newfoundland the sum of Two thousand dollars
    [e] To the Wesleyan Methodist orphanage at St. John's Newfoundland the sum of Two thousand dollars
    [f] To the Roman Catholic orphanage at St. John's Newfoundland the sum of Two thousand dollars
  5. I declare that if my said grandson Thomas Warren Job shall not have attained the age of twenty one years at the time of my decease the sum of Two thousand pounds hereinbefore given to him maybe paid to his parent or guardian whose receipt for the same shall be a sufficient discharge therefor
  6. Subject as aforesaid I direct my trustees to stand possessed of my residuary estate upon trust for all my Children in equal shares
  7. If the share to which my said daughter Mildred shall become entitled in my residuary estate shall not be sufficient to yield her an annual income of seven hundred pounds then and in such case if my said daughter shall be a Spinster I direct my trustees to set aside and appropriate so much of my estate as in its then state of investment will yield a yearly sum which with the income from her share of my residuary estate will make up the income of my said daughter to seven hundred pounds per annum and the income from that part of my residuary estate so set aside and appropriated shall be paid to my said daughter during her Spinsterhood and subject thereto so much of my estate as shall have been so set aside and appropriated shall form part of my residuary estate
  8. I declare that my trustees shall hold the share to which my daughter Fanny Isabel Taylor shall be entitled in my residuary estate upon trust to invest the same in any investments hereby authorized and shall during the life of such daughter pay the income of her said share to her and so that during Coverture(?) the same shall be for her separate use without power of anticipation and shall after the death of such daughter hold the said share upon trust for all or any child or children of such daughter who being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty-three years or being a daughter or daughters attain that age or marry and if more than one in equal shares
  9. Whereas on or shortly prior to the eleventh day of May one thousand nine hundred and nine I advanced to my four sons and partners the sum of Twenty four thousand pounds in equal proportions of Six thousand pounds each. Now I declare that such sums were intended by me as absolute gifts and have been so treated by me and I declare that nothing is now due to me from my said sons in respect of such advances and no claim shall be made against them or the estates of any of them who may be dead in respect thereof and the said amounts shall not be brought by them or any of them into hotchpot or accounted for in the distribution of my residuary estate
  10. I authorized my trustees in their absolute discretion to invest any part of my estate requiring investment in any mode of investment for the time being authorized by law for the investment of trust funds and also in or upon the public stocks of any British Colony or Dependency or in mortgages of property in such Colony or Dependency or in or upon the ordinary stocks or shares of any company in Great Britain whether inviting liability or not
  11. Provided nevertheless and I declare that notwithstanding anything heretofore contained it shall be lawful for my trustees in their absolute discretion and without being answerable for loss to allow the whole or any part of my capital invested in Job Brothers & Co. Limited of St. John's Newfoundland and in W.&S. Job & Co. New York including any money lent on loan at the time of my decease to remain invested therein for such period as they may in their discretion think proper but it is nonetheless my wish that not more than one half of the share or interest to which any daughter of mine shall be entitled under this my will shall remain invested in ordinary share of such company or companies
  12. I declare that my trustees shall have absolute power from time to time to vary all or any of such investments as aforesaid into or for others of a like nature
  13. I authorized my trustees if they shall in their discretion think fit to permit the whole or any part of the amount which in taking the partnership accounts shall appear to be due to my estate as and for any share and interest in any partnership business in which I may be engaged at my decease to remain in the said business on the footing of a loan for such period as they may think proper upon the terms of receiving interest for the same at the rate of not less than five per centum per annum and upon such other terms in all respects as may by my said trustees be deemed proper and expedient Provided that at the end of one year from my death a sum equal to one twelfth of my capital is any such business [or any less sum if my trustees in their discretion deem it advisable] shall be withdrawn and paid to my trustees at the end of the second year another sum of the same amount [or less as aforesaid] and so on until so much money has been received by my trustees as will with my estate not engaged in any partnership business satisfy the shares of all my children who are not engaged in such business and I direct that the shares of my children not engaged in such business shall as far as possible first be satisfied out of that part of my estate which is not invested in my partnership business
  14. Subject as aforesaid I direct that the amount which may be found due by my estate as aforesaid or any part thereof may be allowed to remain in the said business or businesses or companies as aforesaid notwithstanding that my trustees or any of them may be engaged or concerned therein and notwithstanding any change from time to time and the persons carrying on the same for in the character of the business and my trustees shall not in anywise be responsible for any loss thereby occasioned
  15. I further direct that if at any time after my death any business in which any part of my trust estate may remain on the basis of a loan under the provisions above recited shall be turned into a limited liability company then my trustees may accept debentures or fully paid up preference or indiciary(?) shares in such company in lieu of and in satisfaction for the whole or any part of any moneys remaining owing to my estate by such business and whether such debentures or shares shall yield an income of five per centum per annum the or i(?)t Aced(?) I direct that my trustees may hold the same although not an investment authorized by my will without being responsible for loss
  16. I declare that all the assets rents profits and income arising from my estate real or personal until the sale calling in and conversion thereof in whatsoever condition or state of investment the same may be and whether consisting of investments of an authorized character or rent [including leaseholds or other property of a terminable or decaying out nature] shall for all the purposes of this my will ace(?)d as between all persons interested hereunder and as well during the first year after my death as afterwards be applied as if the same were income arising from the proceeds of such sale calling in or conversion or the investments of such parcels no part thereof being liable to be retained as capital but that no residuary or other property not actually producing income shall be treated as producing income for the purposes of this my will
  17. And I also empower my trustees at any time or times with the consent in writing of such of my said children as shall be then living in the majority - in number of them to appropriate any part of my residuary estate whether real or personal in or towards satisfaction of any share thereof with power for that purpose conclusively to determine values in such manner as they shall think fit
  18. I declare that my trustees may exercise or concur in exercising all forms and discretions hereby or by law given to them notwithstanding that they or any of them may have a direct or other personal interest in the mode or result of exercising any such power or discretion
  19. I declare that all legacies given by my will shall be free of duty

In witness whereof I have to this my last will contained in this and the five preceding sheets of paper set my hand this 21st day of February one thousand nine hundred and seventeen Thos. R. Job. Signed by the said Thomas Raffles Job the testator as and for his last will in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Esther Haskell, Mary E. Carrington

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
May 29/18
Kent J
Re-sealed
Aug 10/18.
Estate sworn
at $252,457.75

 

 

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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