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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(M)
Elijah Mercer

 

Will of Elijah Mercer
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 504-505 probate year 1917

In re
      Elijah Mercer          deceased.

      In the name of God. Amen.    This is the last will and Testament of me, Elijah Mercer, of Bay Roberts, Newfoundland I direct that all my waterside Premises, my store and fishing gear be realized, and the proceeds added to the amount in the Bank or in Land & after the payment of all my just debts and funeral expenses.    I give and bequeath the sum of Two thousand dollars free of duty to the Rector and Churchwardens of St. Matthew’s Church, Bay Roberts, to be used in the first instance towards discharging any debt that may exist upon the buildings and secondly towards the erection of a new Rectory or for the benefit of the said church and Parish at the discretion of the Rector and Churchwardens.
I give and bequeath the sum of Three thousand dollars to my nephew, James Clifford Mercer when he shall reach the age of twenty one years, and my house and land after the death of my wife.
I give and bequeath the residue of my real and personal estate to my wife Ellen, and she is to enjoy the interest of the bequest to my nephew until he is twenty-one years of age.    If my said nephew should die before he reaches the age of twenty-one years then my wife Ellen is to have the amount bequeathed to him.    I appoint as my Executors George Mercer (of George) and Thomas Mercer (of Joseph).     As witness my hand this sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen (sgd) Elijah Mercer. In the presence of (sgd) George Mercer (Sgd) Thomas Mercer

Codicil     I, Elijah Mercer, do hereby revoke the bequest of two thousand dollars in the foregoing to the Rector and churchwardens of St. Matthews Church and bequeath instead the sum of one thousand dollars free of duty to the same. Dated this 17th day of November 1915 (sgd) Elijah Mercer In the presence of: (sgd) George Mercer (sgd) Thomas Mercer.

      Second Codicil.     I hereby revoke the bequest of three thousand dollars to my nephew, James Clifford Mercer, and instead thereof bequeath to my said nephew the sum of one thousand dollars on the same conditions as the former bequest.     Dated this fifteenth day of February one thousand nine hundred and sixteen (sgd) Elijah Mercer.     In the presence of: (sgd) George Mercer of Geo. (Sgd) Thomas Mercer of Jos.

Correct,
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat
March 19/17
Kent J.
Probate
March 26/17
granted to
Geo. Mercer
   &
Thos. Mercer
Estate sworn
at $11391.00

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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