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Will of Samuel Short
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, Samuel Short of Hant’s Harbour, Merchant.
(1) I revoke all wills heretofore by me made.
(2) I appoint my son Malcolm Short executor of this my last will and TESTAMENT.
(3) I give, devise and bequeath to my three grandchildren, Mabel Isabella Short, Charlotte M. Short and Selby Wilson Short the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) each.
(4) I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson, Edwin James Reginald Short the sum of three thousand dollars ($3000.00).
(5) I give, devise and bequeath to the Missionary Society of the Methodist Church of Canada and Newfoundland the sum of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) upon trust, to invest the same and apply the interest (but not the principal) arising therefrom towards the support of a Bible Woman in China. I do this in memory of my wife, Charlotte M. Short, who always took a great interest in this work, and should like the bequest to be known as “The Charlotte M. Short bequest”.
(6) I give, devise and bequeath to the Newfoundland Conference of the Methodist Church the sum of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) in trust, to invest the same in safe and reliable securities and to pay the income (but not the principal) arising therefrom yearly to such Ministers of the Methodist Church in Newfoundland as shall be on the list of superannuated or retired ministers of the Methodist Church in Newfoundland and entitled to superannuation allowance on the first day of January in each year, in equal shares.
(7) I give, devise and bequeath to The Newfoundland Conference of the Methodist Church a further sum of one thousand dollars ($1000.00) in trust, to invest the same in safe and reliable securities and to apply the income (but not the principal) arising therefrom to the payment of the salary of the Methodist Minister from time to time in charge of the Hant’s Harbour Circuit.
(8) I give, devise and bequeath to the Methodist Minister of Hant’s Harbour Circuit at the time of my decease, the sum of Five hundred dollars ($500.00) to be applied towards the repair, renovation and beautifying of the Methodist Church at Hant’s Harbour. Should any balance remain after doing any necessary or useful repair, renovation or beautifying of the said Church, I direct that the said balance shall be applied by the said Minister for such purposes for the benefit of Hant’s Harbour Circuit as he in his discretion shall think fit.
(9) I give, devise and bequeath to Edgar Bursey, now living in Moncton, New Brunswick, the sum of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
(10) I give, devise and bequeath to my wife, Mary Short the sum of five thousand dollars ($5000.00).
(11) I give, devise and bequeath to Hartie Gooby the daughter of my wife, Mary Short, the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00).
(12) I give, devise and bequeath to my son, Malcolm Short the dwelling house I now occupy and the furniture and effects therein, subject however, to the right of my wife, Mary Short, to use the said furniture and effects, whilst she occupies the said dwelling house, and to occupy the said dwelling house during her lifetime whilst she remains unmarried, should she choose so to do. Should my wife Mary Short at any time elect to leave the said dwelling house to reside permanently elsewhere then my said son Malcolm Short shall be entitled to the immediate possession of the said dwelling house and the furniture and effects therein, except the bedstead, bed and bedding used by my wife which she will be at liberty to take with her.
(13) All the rest, residue and remainder of my said Estate whether real, personal or chattels real, including my one-half interest in the firm of “Samuel Short & Son,” I give, devise and bequeath to my son, Malcolm Short.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John’s, this 22nd. day of January, Anno Domini, 1919.
SIGNED, PUBLISHED and DECLARED by the Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Kent of St. John’s Typist.
This is a Codicil to my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand to this Codicil to my last will and testament at St. John’s on this 2nd day of July 1920.
Signed published and declared by the testator as a Codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses.
of St. John’s, Stenographer.
J. A. W. W. Mcneily
of St. John’s,
THIS IS A CODICIL TO MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT . My Granddaughter, Mabel Isabella Short, having predeceased me, I bequeath the Five hundred dollars ($500.00) left to her by this will, to my niece, Mary Ann Short, daughter of John Short.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand this 18th day of March A.D. 1925.
SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF :
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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