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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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William Stevenson

 

Will of William Stevenson
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 293 to 295 probate year 1915

In re
      WILLIAM STEVENSON       deceased.

     This is the last will and testament of me William Stevenson of Harbor Grace, Master Mariner.
      First:- I revoke all former wills by me at any time made.
Second:- I direct that my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid out of my estate.
      Third:- I will and bequeath my shares in the Anglo-American Telegraph Company to my son George E. Stevenson.
      Fourth:- I will and bequeath unto my said son George E. Stevenson my one half share or interest in the land building and premises in Harbour Grace upon which the said George E. Stevenson is now doing business.
      Fifth:- All the rest residue and remainder of my property I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife. To Hold the same for her sole use and benefit during her lifetime.
      Sixth:- Any moneys which at the time of the death of my said wife shall remain unexpended I will and direct shall be equally divided amongst my three sons Charles F. Stevenson, L. John Stevenson and George H. Stevenson.
      Seventh:- After the death of my said wife I will devise and bequeath the said rest residue and remainder of my property (save the moneys mentioned in the last preceding paragraph) as follows:- One equal half share thereof unto my son Charles F. Stevenson To Hold the same during his lifetime, and after his death I will devise and bequeath the same unto my grandson Charles Alexander Stevenson, son of the said Charles F. Stevenson.    But should the said Charles Alexander Stevenson die before the said Charles F. Stevenson, then I will devise and bequeath the said one half share or interest after the death of the said Charles F. Stevenson to the eldest son of the said Charles F. Stevenson who may be living at the time of the death of the said Charles F. Stevenson.     And should no sons of the said Charles F. Stevenson be living at the time of the death of the said Charles F. Stevenson then I will devise and bequeath the said one half share or interest after the death of the said Charles F. Stevenson unto the female child or children of the said Charles F. Stevenson who may be living at the time of his death.    And should the said Charles F. Stevenson leave no children him surviving then I will devise and bequeath the said one half share and interest to such persons and in such manner as the said Charles F. Stevenson shall by his will direct.    The other equal half share or interest in the said rest residue and remainder of my said property (save the moneys mentioned in the last preceding paragraph) after the death of my said wife I will devise and bequeath unto my son L. John Stevenson to hold the same during his lifetime, and afer his death I will devise and bequeath the same into his son William Stevenson.    But should the said William Stevenson die before the said L. John Stevenson then I will devise and bequeath the said one half share or interest after the death of the said L. John Stevenson unto the eldest son of the said L. John Stevenson who may be living at the time of the death of the said L. John Stevenson.    And should no sons of the said L. John Stevenson be living at the time of the death of the said L. John Stevenson then I will devise and bequeath the said one half share or interest after the death of the said L. John Stevenson unto the female child or children of the said L. John Stevenson who may be living at the time of his death. And should the said L. John Stevenson leave no children him surviving then I will devise and bequeath the said one half share or interest to such persons and in such manner as the said L. John Stevenson shall by his will direct.
      Eighth. I appoint my sons Charles F. Stevenson and L. John Stevenson Executors of this my last will and testament.    Dated at St. John’s this 4th day of March A.D. 1907. William Stevenson    Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Herbert Knight.       William M. Clapp.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Feb 2/15
C.J.
Probate
Feby 3/15
granted to
Chas F.
Stevenson &
L. Jno Stevenson
Estate sworn
at $2530.70

 

 

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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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