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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Peter Germon Tessier

 

Will of Peter Germon Tessier from Newfoundland will books volume 5 pages 43-46 probate year 1886

Last Will and Testament of
Peter Germon Tessier late of St. John's
Merchant
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I Peter Germon Tessier of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and Testament.
First - I give and bequeath to my dear wife Anne Catherine Weston the sum of two thousand dollars to be paid to her immediately after my decease.
Second. I give and bequeath to my son Weston Gladstone the sum of twelve thousand dollars
Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Caroline Maria the sum of twelve thousand dollars
Fourth I give and bequeath to my Executors and Executrix hereinafter named all the general residue of my Estate and property both real and personal of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate of which I shall die possessed of which before my decease I shall not have made disposition or which I may be entitled to upon the trusts hereinafter contained and set forth that is to say      First.       As soon as possible after my decease to invest at interest upon Government or other good security to be approved of by my Executors and Executrix a sufficient sum of money or funds which will provide an annual allowance of two thousand dollars for my said wife Anne Catherine Weston which said annual allowance of two thousand dollars shall be paid in two half yearly payments to my said wife during her natural life from the date of my decease and until such sum shall be so invested such payment at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum shall be paid to my said wife Anne Catherine Weston out of my general estate and after the decease of my said wife Anne Catherine Weston then my Executors shall hold the principal money so to be invested or the securities therefor upon trust to realize the said Securities or fund and to divide and distribute the same to my children Peter George Lewis Robert Charles William Hutchings Weston Gladstone and Anne Caroline Maria and the survivors and survivor of them share and share alike and the child or children of any deceased child or children taking per stirpes by representative share and share alike.
Second.      As to such moneys or other property of my Estate as shall after the creation of the said fund and investment as aforesaid I give and bequeath the same to my said children Peter George Lewis Robert Charles William Hutchings Weston Gladstone and Anne Caroline Maria and the survivors and survivor of them share and share alike and the child or children of any deceased child or children taking per stirpes by representative share and share alike.
It is my will and direction that the business carried on by me under the firm and style of P.&L. Tessier be continued by my Executors under the same firm and style for a period not exceeding ten years from the date of my decease.      Provided always that if after five years my said sons Peter George Lewis Robert Charles William Hutchings should deem it expedient to purchase out the interest of the said Weston Gladstone or Anne Caroline Maria or both of them it shall be lawful for them to pay off and purchase out the said Weston Gladstone and Anne Caroline Maria or either of them at a valuation to be arrived at by arbitrators one of whom shall be appointed by the purchasers another by the parties selling out and a third arbitrator or umpire by the other two arbitrators. Upon such Arbitration the award of the said Arbitrators or any two of them shall be final and binding and the said Arbitrators shall by their award make all necessary directions as to payments by installments security and the like as they shall think just and reasonable in the processes.
It is my will that all bequests and legacies made to and for the use of my wife Anne Catherine Weston and my daughter Anne Caroline Maria shall be held by each of them to and for their sole and separate use free from the control of any husband which either of them may hereafter have.
I appoint my said sons Peter George Lewis Robert Charles William Hutchings Weston Gladstone and Anne Catherine Weston my said wife Executors and Executrix of this my last will and Testament and I revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me       In Witness whereof I have heretofore set my hand and seal at St. John's aforesaid the second day of July Anno Domini Eighteen hundred and Eighty five - Peter Germon Tessier - (LS)       Signed published and declared by the said Peter Germon Tessier as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - George LeMessurier      MartinKnee

      I Certify that the foregoing is a correct copy
Prescott Emerson
Registrar //

 

 

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