Will of Sophie E. Knight
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 328-330
probate year 1926
SOPHIE E. KNIGHT. DECEASED.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Sophie
E. Knight of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland, Spinster.
FIRST. I revoke all Wills and Testamentary dispositions
heretofore made by me.
SECOND I appoint my brother Archibald Knight, and my
nephew James C. Pratt executors of this my Will.
THIRD I direct that out of any moneys that may be to
my credit at the Bank of Nova Scotia at the time of my death shall
be paid my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and death duties so
far as same will extend and the balance (if any) of such moneys I give
and bequeath to my sister Fanny Pratt. Should there not be sufficient
of such moneys to pay my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and
death duties I direct that the balance required to pay same shall come
out of the residue of my estate after such moneys shall be exhausted.
FOURTH I give and bequeath the following
to my sister Fanny Pratt six chairs, two easy chairs sofa and silver
(b) to William Pratt my china dish ornamented
with apple blossoms
( c) to Edwin Pratt my silver gravy ladle
to James C. Pratt my ornamental jug
(e) to Calvert
C. Pratt my glass water jug with silver tray
(f) to Arthur
B. Pratt my oil-painting with birds (my own work)
to Lottie Harris my two bronze ornaments
to Florence Pratt half dozen silver tea forks
and silver salt and pepper shakers
(i) to Nellie Pratt my Japanese
handed painted china dish.
To my brother Archibald Knight my
to my sister-in-law Sarah Knight two silver table
(b) to Lottie White half dozen silver dessert
( c) to Alick O. Knight my oil painting
Jean Miller gold brooch set with garnets
Sophie Knight my gold watch
to Gertrude Knight half dozen dessert spoons
to Grace Knight my ring set with pearls
William C. Knight half dozen silver tea spoons
and old-painting of my father.
my niece Nellie Crammond my oil-painting containing
(a) to my niece Edith White half dozen dinner
(b) to my niece Muriel Knight my hand painted
sugar and milk jug with roses on same
( c ) to Dorothy
Knight my silver butter dish
(d) to Robert Knight my
seven silver tea spoons
(e) to my nieces Muriel and Dorothy
Knight my piano jointly
(f) to my niece Jennie Roper my gold chain
(g) to my niece Charlotte Weaver silver cold meat
(h) to my niece Fanny Cook my hand painted salt
(i) to my niece Jessie Knight my ring set with
(j) to my niece Maud Lacey my silver jelly spoon
(k) to my niece Blanche Frost my silver pickle
fork with mother-of-pearl handle
(l) to my niece Julia
Knight my bar brooch
(m) to my nephew Walter Knight half
a dozen dinner forks
(n) to my nephew Charlie Knight my silver bon bon dish.
FIFTH Subject to the provisions of paragraphs three
and four of this my will I give devise and bequeath all the rest
residue and remainder of my property to my brothers Edwin Knight,
Archibald Knight, my sister the said Fanny Pratt and
Mary J. Knight and Jessie Knight in
equal shares PROVIDED ALWAYS
that should my said brother Edwin Knight predecease me his share
shall be taken by his wife Annie Knight.
(b) that should
my said brother Archibald Knight predecease me his share shall be taken
by his wife Sarah Knight
( c) that should my said sister
Fanny Pratt predecease me her share (and also her share (if any) under
the third paragraph of this my will) shall be taken by her two daughters
Florence and Nellie Pratt
that should my said sister-in-law Mary J. Knight predecease
me her share shall be taken by her child or children (and if
more than one equally between them)
(e) that should my said sister-in-law
Jessie Knight predecease me her share shall be taken by her daughter
WITNESS WHEREOF I the said Sophie E. Knight have to
this my Will set my hand this fourteenth day of April Anno Domini,
One thousand nine hundred and twenty-three.
SIGNED by the above named Sophie E. Knight as her last
Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same
time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other
have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
E. White. Jas. P. Blackwood.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
to James C.
Pratt & Archibald