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Will of Norman Aubrey Outerbridge
In re Lester Densmore Barbour deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Norman Aubrey Outerbridge of St. John's Newfoundland in the County of made this twenty-third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint Messrs. Harvey's Estates Ltd of St. John's Nfld to be my executor, and direct that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto the C of E Orphanage St. John's, one of the R. C. Orphanages, the Methodist Orphanage the Church Lads Brigade in St. John's, one hundred dollars each: the Salvation Army in Nfld, forty dollars: the society for protection of animals, in Newfoundland, ten dollars: to Rev. C. H. Barton, R. R. Wood, J. A. Winter a legacy of fifty dollars each: to J. A. Brandscombe, C. Godden, E. Hawkins, A G. Williams, F Miles, C. K. Miller, A. Doyle, R. Morgan, P. Emberly, S. Elliott, F.J. Cornick, F. Wills, P. J. Grace, E. J. Ring, H. Bastow, W. Holly, C. Hunt, H. R. Butler, R. G. Pike, J. Jenkins, C. Norberg, C. Wiseman, F. Godden, H. Bartlett, Jerry Savage, L. G. Sceans, a "remembrance" or legacy of ten dollars each provided at my death they are still in Harvey & Co.'s employ or left to enlist in the Army or Navy: to Bob Hammond, A. Jenkins, Tom Houlihan, J. Emberly, J. Hudson, Marshall C. Day, Greely [Carman], Tom Hammond, Din Mahoney, a remembrance of five dollars each if still in Harvey & Co.'s employ at my death; to Hettie Kelly and Annie Burke, A. S. Newman, R. S. Ryall, A. Heale, E. Cornick, a remembrance of ten dollars each: to Amelia Lynch, Rebecca George and Minnie Quin twenty-five dollars each: to Esther Carew, ten dollars: to our friend and faithful servant, Norah Carew of Admiral's Cove, Cape Broyle, one hundred and fifty dollars with the suggestion that she put fifty dollars of it in the Savings' Bank against "a rainy day", to my dear grandmother, E. A. Tucker, five hundred dollars: to my aunt E. Mary Tucker, three hundred dollars: to my nephew and godson Norman Douglas Campbell five hundred dollars: a life interest in five thousand dollars to my wife Mary Evaleen: on her death this sum to go to the executive council of the Diocesan Synod in Nfld for expenditure as follows: one thousand dollars towards the cost of a new See House for the Bishop of Newfoundland on Kings Bridge Road, St. John's: seven hundred dollars to the Clergy Sustination Fund: five hundred dollars to Bishop Field College: five hundred dollars to other C of E schools in St. John's: five hundred dollars each to the Bishoprick Maintenance fund and the Clergy retirement fund: three hundred dollars each to the Church Lads Brigade in St. John's, the C of E Orphanage, the Clergy widows and orphans fund and the ordination fund: one hundred dollars to the C of E Cemetery fund, I leave my camp and sporting goods to my brother P. E. Outerbridge: all the rest of my property and estate I leave to my darling wife, Mary Evaleen provided that in the event of her desiring payment in cash, my executors may, if they consider it desirable in the interests of the business, spread over three years, in equal sums per annum, payment of the amount represented by my shares in the firm of Harvey & Co. Ltd. and other items at my credit in their books: provided further that in the event of my wife having a child for me, such child is to receive one fifth of the amount otherwise due to my wife under this will. In the event of my wife predeceasing me, the amount set out for her is to be evenly divided between my surviving brothers & sister. At the time of making this will I am on the point of leaving England to fight for a great and just cause, in fact for all that Englishmen, the world over, hold dear, in a word for national existence. If I am called upon to lay down my life I hope the glory of the cause will fully comfort any who might mourn for me. Here I must record my admiration for my dear wife's brave self-sacrifice, devotion and unflinching courage. So far from ever trying to dissuade me from the duty which lay clear before me, she has by her noble self-control and sympathetic love, given me the encouragement and help I always knew she would. Of my beloved parents I must add that none ever enjoyed better or ever will. May God bless and keep them all. I regret the trouble of executing this will which will probably largely devolve on one of the finest and most lovable men I have ever known. Farewell, John Harvey. N. A. Outerbridge - Signed by the said Testator N. A. Outerbridge in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses Alice M. Outerbridge H. Outerbridge
Correct Charles H. Emerson
(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.
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