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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Frank Perlin



Will of Frank Perlin
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 1 to 3 probate year 1913

In re Frank Perlin.      DECEASED.

This is the last will and Testament of me Frank Perlin of Saint John's Draper.

  1. I appoint James Parker of St. John's Boot and Shoe Manufacturer Executor of this my will.
  2. I give and bequeath to my wife Minnie Perlin for her absolute use my household furniture and effects and the proceeds of the policy upon my life issued by the Mutual Life assurance Company of New York for the sum of Two Thousand Dollars.
  3. I give and bequeath to my Father Abraham M. Perlin the sum of Five hundred Dollars.
  4. I direct my Executor to pay to my wife the income or profit derived from the residue of my estate for her maintenance and the maintenance and education of my children during her life and while she shall remain unmarried but no part of the capital shall be paid to her except as provided by paragraph 2 hereof and as hereinafter provided.
  5. I give to my executor and his successors in the trust the following powers viz:
    1. To continue any investment at present in existence and (within the powers hereafter given by this my will) to call in realize, alter and vary any investment at his or their discretion.
    2. To leave in the business of the firm of "J. F. Perlin and Company" the whole or any part of my share or interest in the said business for such time and upon such terms and conditions as to him or them shall deem fit or desirable: and to carry on the said business: to enter into any arrangement or agreement with the other partner in the said firm or his Executors, administrators or assigns for the continuing of the said business, either in its present form or in such other form and upon such terms and conditions as to my Executor or his successors in the trust shall deem fit or desirable, and I direct that my said Executor and his successors in the trust shall not be answerable for any loss caused by carrying on the said business, or by leaving any of the monies of my estate in the said business as aforesaid; and shall be indemnified out of my estate in respect of all claims loss or damage incurred by him or them in or in connection with the carrying on of the said business as aforesaid.
    3. Subject to the consent of my said wife during her life and while she shall remain unmarried, to invest any portion of my estate upon the security of mortgages in Saint John's, or, with the further approval and consent of my brother Israel Perlin his Executor or administrators in such other securities, stocks, shares and other investments as he or they may consider advisable
  6. Provided (and anything in Paragraph 4 hereof to the contrary notwithstanding) I will and direct that if in any year or years the income derived from my estate and payable to my wife as aforesaid shall be less that Two Thousand Dollars my Executor and his successors in the Trust may in his or their discretion pay to my wife for the purposes declared in paragraph 4 hereof such sum out of the capital of my estate as may be necessary to make up the sum of Two Thousand dollars per year.
  7. Upon the death or re-marriage of my said wife I give devise and bequeath all my property and estate then remaining to my children share and share alike

Witness my hand at Saint John's aforesaid this 6th day of December Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and twelve. - Frank Perlin
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 and 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. Dec. 6/12. Katherine Murphy.

Certified Correct
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Feb 27/13
Mar. 4/13
granted to
sworn at



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 16, 2002

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