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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Charles H. Miller
Will of Charles H. Miller
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 76 and 77 probate year
In re Charles H. Miller deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Charles H. Miller of
Saint John's Furniture Dealer.
- I appoint Elias G. Gittleson of Saint John's Furniture
Dealer Executor of this my will.
- I give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Miller the
sum of one thousand dollars: also all the household furniture goods
and chattels of every description contained in my dwelling house
at my death.
- All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate I give devise
and bequeath to my two sons Bernard and Leonard in
equal shares subject and provided as follows:  Until they shall
respectively attain the age of twenty-one years my said Executor
shall pay the income thereof [or so much as he shall think necessary
or advisable] to wards their support and education  should either
of my said sons die before attaining the age of twenty-one years
without leaving lawful issue then living his share shall go to
- I appoint my said Executor guardian of the persons and estates
of my said children and I direct that he shall have full power
to order and direct their education and bringing up.
- I give to my said Executor power to continue my investments which
may be in existance at the time of my death and to alter and vary
the same and any future investments of the funds of my estate at
his discretion: to invest any portion of my estate upon the security
of mortgages upon landed property in Saint John's and in such stocks
shares bonds or other securities as he may think fit at his discretion.
- I further will and direct that my executor may carry on the business
at present carried on by him and me for the benefit of himself
and of my estate [he receiving a fair salary out of the business
as Manager]: or if he elect to purchase my share of the business
he may leave the price of my share or so much thereof as he may
desire in the business during the minority of my children or such
shorter period as he may desire paying interest thereupon at the
rate of six percent per annum.
Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 20th day of January
Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and thirteen. C. H. Miller
Signed, 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. W.E.
Wood. Jany 20/13. Katherine Murphy.
Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills.
They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written
by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor
presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list
the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book
in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing
most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include
all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying
the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller
REVISED: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)
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