Will of Josiah Manuel
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 211 to
213 probate year 1907
Josiah Manuel deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Josiah Manuel of Exploits in the Electoral District of Twillingate,
First: I hereby revoke all wills
and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare
this to be my true last will and testament.
I desire that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses (save
and except any debts which may be due in connection with my business which
are hereinafter provided for) shall be first paid out of my estate by my
executors hereinafter named.
Third I appoint my son Jabez Manuel and my son-in-law John
C. Crosbie Executors
of this my will.
Fourth. I direct that my
said Executors shall make provision for the payment to my wife Jane
Elizabeth of such a sum as shall with the addition of the rent
of the business premises at Exploits amount to three hundred dollars per
annum, and I direct that said sum shall be paid to my wife yearly and every
year during her natural life for her support and maintenance.
Fifth. I direct that my said Executors shall
permit my said wife to use and enjoy, for and during her natural life,
all household goods, furniture and effects of every description which shall
at the time of my death be contained in the dwelling house now occupied
by me at Exploits.
Upon the death of my said wife I give and bequeath the said household goods,
furniture and effects to my son Chesley absolutely.
I give devise and bequeath to my two sons Jabez and Chesley in equal shares
the trade or business carried on by me at Exploits aforesaid, together
with all stock in trade, implements, utensils, vessels, boats, fishing
gear, goods, chattels and effects of every description belonging to or
connected with the said business, and also all debts which shall be due
to me in respect of or in connection with the said business at the time
of my death subject to the condition that my said sons shall be liable
for and shall pay and discharge all debts which shall be due by me at the
time of my death in respect of or in connection with the said business.
I bequeath to my said two sons Jabez and Chesley in
equal shares all shares and stock of any Company or Companies of which
I shall be possessed at the time of my death.
Ninth. I bequeath to
my two daughters Jennette and Mitchie Ann in
equal shares as tenants in common for ever all that piece or parcel of
land situate on the East side of Victoria Street in Saint John’s
together with the dwelling house and all other erections thereon held by
me under conveyance from John
C. Crosbie dated the 5th, day of June A.D. 1901.
I bequeath to my said two daughters Jennette and Mitchie
Ann the sum of
one thousand dollars each.
All the rest, residue and remainder of my monies, goods, chattels, estate
and effects of every description not hereinbefore specifically disposed
of I hereby give and bequeath to my said four children, Jabez,
Chesley, Jennette and Mitchie in equal shares. Witness my hand at Saint John’s
this twenty-second day of December Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred
and three Josiah Manuel signed published and Declared
by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence
who in the presence of the testator and of each other, all present at the
same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses D
Morison A.W. Knight
This is a
codicil to the last will and testament of me Josiah Manuel of
Exploits in the Electoral District of Twillingate Merchant, said will
having been executed by me on the twenty-second day of December one thousand
nine hundred and three: -
First, I bequeath to my daughter Jennette the
sum of one thousand dollars in addition to the sum of one thousand dollars
already bequeathed to her in my said will.
Second. I bequeath
to my three grandchildren, Jennette Manuel Crosbie, Nina Louise
Mitchie Crosbie and Elizabeth Kera Crosbie the sum of one hundred dollars each.
In all other respects I hereby confirm my said will as executed by me
on said Twenty-second day of December one thousand nine hundred and
three. Witness my hand at Saint John’s this sixth day of November
Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and five. Josiah
Manuel signed published and Declared by the said testator as
and for a codicil to his said last will and testament in our presence
who in the presence of the testator and of each other all present at
the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. D
Morison A.W. Knight
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 2. 07
jan. 3. 07.