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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Charles Morris
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 105-107
probate year 1910
Charles Morris deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Charles Morris of Saint John’s in the Island
of Newfoundland Master Mariner I hereby revoke all former Testamentary
Dispositions I direct that my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses
shall be first paid out of my Estate.
I give devise and bequeath unto
my grandsons William Charles Hamlyn, Alexander Edward Hamlyn and Charles
Hamlyn all my interest in and to a Deed of Assignment of Mortgage from
Jessie Carter of Saint John’s aforesaid to me bearing date the
third day of June Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven
on the premises belonging to the Estate of the late Paul Hamlyn situate
on Holloway Street share and share alike.
I give and bequeath
unto my said Grandson William Charles Hamlyn the bedroom set of furniture
bed and bedding iron bedstead, chest drawers sofa, window blinds and
fittings, looking glass and all other articles of mine which are contained
in my upstairs bedroom of the house I now occupy. I also give and bequeath
unto my said Grandson William Charles Hamlyn the bedstead bed and bedding,
washstand with fittings, table, lamps, pictures china, glassware and
all other articles of mine which are contained in the downstairs front
room which I at present use as a bedroom I also give and bequeath unto
my Grandson William Charles Hamlyn my seaman’s chest and all my
clothes which are contained in said chest. I also give and bequeath to
my said Grandson William Charles Hamlyn my silver watch and chain upon
the condition that the said William Charles Hamlyn shall give to my Grandson
Alexander Edward Hamlyn the watch and chain at present worn by him the
said William Charles Hamlyn provided that should the said William
Charles Hamlyn refuse to comply with the condition of this bequest I give and
bequeath my said silver watch and chain to my Grandson Alexander
I give and bequeath unto my said grandson Alexander
Edward Hamlyn my Kerosene oil stove and the bedstead bed and bedding,
table and seaman’s chest and all other articles of mine which are
contained in the bedroom now occupied by my said Grandson William
I give and bequeath unto my said Grandson Charles
Hamlyn the bedstead bed and bedding which he at present uses and my clock
with the brass face which is in the down stairs front room which I at
present use as a bedroom. I desire that the residue of my Estate, if
any, shall be divided amongst my three said Grandchildren William
Charles Hamlyn, Alexander Edward Hamlyn and Charles
Hamlyn share and share alike.
appoint Charles H. Ermerson of Saint John’s aforesaid
Barrister-at Law to be the Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have subscribed my name to this my last will and
Testament at Saint John’s aforesaid this eleventh day of October
Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and ninety nine. Charles
his x mark Morris Signed by the said Testator (by making his mark) as and for
his last Will and Testament in the presence of us (both being present
at the same time) who in his presence, at his request and in the presence
of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses being first
read over and explained Charles H. Emerson James Hector Henderson
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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