Will of Michael T. Knight
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 435-436
probate year 1916
MICHAEL T. KNIGHT deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Michael T. Knight of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Retired Civil
1. I revoke all former
I appoint my nephew, Herbert E. Knight, Solicitor, executor of this my
my brother James R. Knight I leave the large portrait of myself,
the vase of artificial flowers which belonged to my father.
my nephew James St. Pierre Knight I leave the framed portraits
of myself and of my late wife, also my share of my father’s silver, and the
gold watch and chain which I usually wear.
- To my
nephew Herbert E. Knight I leave the framed portraits of my father
and mother, as well as my Journals of the Legislative Council and House
of Assembly, my Acts of Parliament and all books relating to Newfoundland.
my nephew Francis H. Knight, son of Herbert
E. Knight I leave my
Lingard History and Newfoundland Men.
- To my nephew Harold
S. Knight I leave my set of the works of Charles
Dickens, and to
Reginald and Edward, the sons of Herbert
E. Knight I leave ten volumes
each of books to be chosen by their father.
- To James St. Pierre
Knight I leave my American Encyclopedia,
- to the children
of Herbert E. Knight I leave my Encyclopedia Porthensis and to
my friend the Reverend Frederick Matthews I leave my Biblical Cyclopaedia.
father’s Family Bible I leave to my sister Selina
remainder of my books I leave to my executor to be disposed of
as he may think fit.
- To my sister-in-law Mary Knight I leave
the picture on the easel on my drawing room.
- I leave
the picture of John Wesley preaching to a number of ministers to
the Cochrane Street Sunday School and the picture of Wesley Church
I leave to the Wesley Church Sunday School.
- To my friend Hattie Vincent I leave the Scene on Rennie’s River, the Scene in Persie, Live’s
Reverie, the portrait of John Wesley and the motto “Christ yesterday
today and forever.”
- The fish slice and fork
in case I leave to my sister Selina Hayfield.
wife’s gold watch and chain I leave to her niece Emma
daughter of Nathaniel March, and the gold watch with porcelain face I leave
to Wesley March, son of Nathaniel March.
- To my housekeeper
Bertha Cooper I leave the picture of a Woman and child in the drawing
room and the midnight scene (picture of a ship) on the stairs.
two inlaid desks and small cabinets and the writing stand in the
drawing room I leave to my brother James R. Knight and my nephew Herbert
presentation portraits of Sir Robert Bond I leave to my nephew Herbert
- All the remainder of the photographs and
small nick nacks I leave to my nephew Herbert E. Knight to be disposed
of at his discretion.
4. I leave the sum of fifty dollars to my executor to be deposited
in the Savings Bank, out of which and the interest thereon the plot
in the cemetery in which my wife and I shall lie shall be kept in
my sister Selina Hayfield I leave the sum of fifty dollars.
my niece Florence Canning I leave the sum of twenty-five dollars.
James Canning, infant son of the said Florence
Canning I leave
the sum of ten dollars to be placed in the Savings bank and paid to
him with the accumulations thereof when he shall come of age.
my housekeeper Bertha Cooper I leave the sum of four hundred dollars.
5. All the rest residue and remainder of my estate I direct that
my executor shall convert into money and pay the income thereof
during her lifetime to my sister Selina Hayfield. After the death of my said sister my executor shall divide the
principal thereof equally amongst the children of my deceased sister
Emily Duke who shall be then surviving.
6. I leave
ten dollars to George, son of Florence Canning, to be deposited in
the Savings Bank and paid to him with the accumulations thereof
when he reaches the age of twenty one years.
at St. John’s this 17th day of January A.D. 1911. Michael
T. Knight. Signed published and declared by the said testator in our presence
who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each
other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. William
M. Clapp. Alex W. Mews.
This is a codicil to the last will
and testament of me Michael T. Knight of St. John’s
Newfoundland. I leave to Bertha I. Barbour all
the silver belonging to me which is now in my sideboard in the dining
room, in which of course is not included the silver belonging to Mitchell’s
Estate and to Mrs.
Hayfield. I leave to my servant Sarah
Cooper twenty-five dollars and to her
sister Emma I leave twenty-five dollars. Dated
at St. John’s this 17th day of November A.D. 1913. Michael
T. Knight. Witnesses William
M. Clapp. Alex W.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)