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Will of John Paterson
Last will and Testament of
I John Paterson of Harbor Grace
Merchant do make this my last will and Testament. I appoint George
Paterson of Harbor Grace Accountant, J. Augustus Clift of St. John’s Barrister
and John F. Apsey of Harbor Grace Accountant Trustees
and Executors hereof.
All the before mentioned bequests to be paid as soon as practicable for my trustees to do so, then after the realization of my Estate and all obligations and bequests as before mentioned paid, the residue to be divided into sixteen shares and paid as follows,
the remaining seven shares I request to be invested at interest and the amount received for such interest after any expenses thereon to be paid my wife Agnes Paterson yearly for her support during her life time. And at her death the principal to be equally divided between my six children as before named - or in case of death to either of them, then the representative of such child deceased.
I further wish and desire that should my son George Paterson wish to carry on business I request my Executors to give him the refusal of any part of the stock at such valuation as may be agreed upon by them, provided ample security is given for the payment, and if so agreed his share of the estate may be allowed as payment toward it. And I hereby exonerate every trustee under my will from losses occurring unless his own wilful default. In witness whereof I have attached my Seal and affixed my hand this the twenty second day of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety six. (Sgd) John Paterson (LS) Witnesses to signature of said John Paterson in both our presence the date above mentioned. (Sgd) S. B. Spence J.P. (Sgd) R. S. Parsons.
I John Paterson of Harbor Grace declare this to be a codicil to my will dated at Harbor Grace the twenty second of January A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety six. I give to my son George Paterson in addition to the previous bequest of Two thousand dollars a further and additional sum of Two thousand dollars to be paid out of my Estate. And further I appoint William Duff of Carbonear Merchant an Executor to my will. As witness my hand this the fifteenth day of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven. (Sgd) John Paterson (LS) Signed by the said John Paterson in presence of us and of each other. (Sgd) O. V. Travers. (Sgd) R. S. Parsons
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and codicil of John Paterson deceased.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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