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Will of Edgar Penney
I Edgar Penny of Carbonear being of sound mind memory and understanding hereby make and declare this to be my last will and testament. I give devise and bequeath my estate and property real and personal as follows:
First. Having promised some years ago when entering into partnership with my son William Frederick, when I gave to him one half of my business with one half of the profits arising therefrom. That I would give to him one half of my business premises situate at Isle au Bois and Bradore, my promise I now ratify and confirm unto him by giving and bequeathing to him the aforesaid one half of the said premises provided I have not already in the course of business conveyed to him one half the said premises of which I am at present in doubt, and I also give bequeath to him all my right title and interest in the buildings and lands purchased from Forwards Estate, with the proviso that the business of the firm of E Penney and Son is to be conducted on those premises and without rent as heretofore.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my son Eben Robert sixteen shares in the schooner “Ethel Grace” sixteen shares in the schooner “Andrew W Dodd” and sixteen shares in the Steamer “Victor” One fourth of my premises at Isle au Bois, Bradore and Port au Choix and one fourth of the business carried on at these premises and at Carbonear under the name of E Penney and Son and including one fourth of all the stock in trade.
Thirdly. I give and bequeath to my son Albert Edward Sixteen shares in the schooner “Ethel Grace” Sixteen shares in the schooner “Andrew W Dodd” Sixteen shares in the Steamer “Victor” one fourth of my premises at Isle au Bois Bradore and Port au Choix, one fourth of the business carried on at the said premises and at Carbonear under the name of E Penney and Son and including one fourth of the stock in trade and also the dwelling house in which I now reside with all its contents, and the outhouses and lands connected therewith, provided however that my wife Sarah Jane Penny is to have a home therein, and the free use of everything as she has heretofore been accustomed to during the term of her natural life
Fourthly. I give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Jane Penney all monies of which I may die possessed or which shall accrue to my estate whether such monies shall be in bank on deposit or on current account or in the hands of other parties for her use and benefit during her life time and at her decease one fourth of all such monies shall be paid over to and become the property of my son Eben Robert and the balance thereof shall be paid to and become the property of my son Albert Edward
Fifthly. It is my desire that the money I have invested in Government debentures in my wifes name shall be bequeathed by her to my daughters Mary Goodison and Louisa Duff and my granddaughter Sarah Jane Penney in such proportion as my wife may desire. Lastly. I appoint _____ the executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have signed Sealed published and declared this instrument to be my last will and testament at Carbonear this twenty-fourth day of July A.D. 1907 Edgar Penney (LS) The said Edgar Penney on said 24th day of July A.D. 1907 signed published and declared the foregoing as his last will and testament, and we at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Ernest E Forward Philip Y Sanders.
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