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Will of Campbell McPherson
This is the last will and Testament of me Campbell McPherson of St. John’s Merchant I revoke all wills and testaments heretofore made by me I bequeath to my wife Emma my Cottage on the Monday Pond Road with the buildings and grounds appurtenant thereto and all farm stock and utensils for her sole and absolute use and benefit for ever. I bequeath to my said wife all my household goods furniture and effects whatsoever including plate pictures works of art ornaments musical and scientific instruments china glass and all other articles in use in my dwelling house or pertaining thereto for her sole and absolute use I bequeath to my said wife one hundred shares of four hundred dollars each (face value) in “the Royal Stores Limited” for her sole separate and absolute use and benefit
I bequeath to my said son Harold one hundred and fifty shares (of four hundred dollars each) in the said “Royal Stores Limited” to be held and applied by him to under and for the following trusts limitations and conditions namely that from and out of the yearly dividends or income arising out of or accruing from the said shares there shall be deducted and paid a first charge or deduction of five per cent upon the face value of said shares to go to and be paid to my son Cluny and my daughters Violet and Eva in equal shares or portions of one third or the sum of one thousand dollars, to each, for his or her sole and separate use and benefit, to be paid to him or her during his or her life, and after his or her death to his or her representatives. I desire that the surplus or balance of the annual dividend or income arising from or out of the said shares shall go to and belong to my said son Harold for his sole and absolute use and benefit until the winding up of the said Royal Stores Limited, upon which event I desire and direct that the said shares or the proceeds thereof or the share or interest of and in the property and assets of the Company represented by the said shares shall go to the several legatees or their representatives respectively who shall have been entitled to the said annual allowance or payment of five per cent and in the same shares or proportions. I further desire and direct that as regards the said one hundred and fifty shares, my said son Harold shall have the option at any time of purchasing out the same and becoming the sole and absolute owner thereof or any portion thereof upon paying the face value thereof to the person or persons entitled to the annual income of five per cent thereon. I further desire and direct that subject to the foregoing limitations and conditions my said son Harold shall have and exercise all the rights powers and privileges of a shareholder in the said Royal Stores of and in respect of the said one hundred and fifty shares.
residue and remainder of my estate not herein otherwise disposed
of I desire shall be divided equally among my wife and children and the
representatives of any of them who may have predeceased me at the time
of my death. I appoint my wife Emma and my brother Archibald Executors
of this will.
This is a Codicil to my last will and Testament made on the fifth day of February A.D. 1904 In addition to the bequests in the said will to my son Harold I bequeath to him the sum of Twenty thousand dollars for his sole and absolute use. I revoke the bequests in the said will of two thousand dollars to the trustees or managers of the Temperance Hall I revoke the bequest of four hundred dollars to Victoria Barnes. In all other respects I confirm the said will. Dated at St. John’s this 3rd day of September A.D. 1907 (sgd) C. MacPherson Signed and delivered by the said testator in presence of A.H. Salter. S.E. Bursell
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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