Will of Edwin W. Lyon
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 413-414 probate
EDWIN W. LYON. DECEASED.
This is the last Will and Testament of me Edwin W. Lyon, of Saint
John’s, Newfoundland, Photographer.
I hereby revoke all other
wills by me at any time heretofore made.
I give devise and bequeath
to my wife Elizabeth the land building and premises situate on the North Side
of Water Street in Saint John’s a portion of which is occupied by me
in my photography business and other portions thereof being in the occupations
of my tenants TO HOLD the same together with the rents issues and profits thereof
unto my said wife for and during her life and at her death I give devise and
bequeath the same to my adopted daughter Ethel B. Bartlett TO HOLD the same
unto the said Ethel B. Bartlett absolutely and forever.
give devise and bequeath to my said wife the sum of Three Hundred Dollars in
trust to lay out and expend the said sum in the purchase of a Cemetery plot
and a suitable monument to be placed thereon.
To my adopted daughter Ethel
B. Bartlett I give devise and bequeath all my interest share and claim in and
to the property on Waterford Bridge Road belonging to the estate of my mother,
who died intestate, (being two shares equal to two fifths of the whole) TO
HOLD the same unto the said Ethel B. Bartlett for ever.
the rest residue and remainder of my estate, lands, property, goods, chattels,
moneys and effects whatsoever including all Life Insurance moneys and benefits
payable to me or to my estate by the Sun Life Insurance Company and the Masonic
Mutual Insurance Association, and shares in Companies, I give devise and bequeath
to my said wife for and during her life, and at her death I give devise and
bequeath the same unto my two adopted daughters, Ethel B. Bartlett and Florence
M. Noonan, in equal shares. Should either of my said adopted daughters
die in the lifetime of my said wife leaving children, said children shall take
the share of their deceased parent.
I hereby appoint my said wife Elizabeth to be the sole Executrix
of this my will.
Dated at Saint John’s, Newfoundland, this
first day of June, Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty three.
Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last
Will and Testament 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.
Harold S. Knight.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 23/23