Will of John Maunder
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 439-441
probate year 1926
JOHN MAUNDER. DECEASED.
This is the last will and testament of me John Maunder of Saint John’s
I appoint Arthur C. Peters of saint John’s
Commission Merchant and my son Ernest Maunder executors of this my will.
I give devise and bequeath all the stock-in-trade, bookdebts,
fixtures, fittings, machinery and all other assets of the tailoring
business carried on by me at Saint John’s including the
goodwill thereof and the freehold building and premises in
which the said business is carried on and all cash on hand
or in bank on current account of the said business (but not
any moneys on Savings Account) to my sons Ernest
Ralph Maunder in equal shares absolutely, and forever but subject to
all the liabilities of the said business.
I also give my country house and land to my said sons Ralph
Maunder and Ernest Maunder in equal shares forever.
I also give to my son Ernest Maunder the land and dwelling
house situate on Forest Road which he occupies, forever.
I direct that my wife shall have the use of the dwelling
house situate on Forest Road which I occupy, with all the furniture
and effects therein, during her life: and on her death I give
devise and bequeath the said dwelling house and furniture to
my son Ralph Maunder and my daughter Beatrice
Maunder in equal
I direct my executors to invest the rest residue and remainder
of my moneys property and estate of every description or the
proceeds thereof (including all moneys in Bank on Savings Account)
and to pay the income thereof to my wife during her life for
the maintenance of herself and my daughter Beatrice and
my sister Lilian Maunder.
- On the death
of my said wife I give and bequeath one half of the said residue
of my estate to my said daughter Beatrice:
One sixth thereof to my daughter Amy Neal:
my executors shall retain the remaining one third of the said
residue and pay the income thereof to my daughter Eleanor
Mawer during her life: on the death of
the said Eleanor Mawer the said one third
of the residue shall go to her children (if any) then living,
in equal shares; but if there be no children of the said Eleanor
living, to all my children then living in equal shares. PROVIDED however
that if on the death of my said wife my said sister shall still
be living my executors shall if they consider it necessary
make provision for the maintenance of my said sister during
her life out of the said residue or the income thereof and
in such case they may apply or postpone the distribution of
so much of the said residue as may be necessary for that purpose
in their discretion until the death of the said Lilian
hand at Saint John’s aforesaid this 30th day of April Anno Domini
One thousand nine hundred and twenty six.
PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said testator as and for
his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request
in his presence and in the presence of each other (all present at
the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
E. Wood, Solicitor, St. John’s Apl 30/26.
Morry, Nurse, 142 Gower St St. John’s.
a codicil to the last will and testament of me John Maunder of
Saint John’s Tailor.
I give and bequeath to
my grand-daughter Margaret Maunder the sum of two thousand dollars
to be taken out of my business and the bequest of the said business
to my said sons Ernest and Ralph shall be subject to this bequest.
The said sum or any part thereof may be applied by my executors
in their discretion for the education and support of my said grand-daughter
during her minority.
hand at Saint John’s this first day of
Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and twenty six.
SIGNED PUBLISHED AND DECLARED by the said testator as
and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence
of us who at his request in his present and in the presence of each other
(all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses. (the word “May” being first substituted for “April” in
line II above)
W. E. Wood May 1 /26
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 29/26.
to Arthur C.