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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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William Henry Thompson
Will of William Henry Thompson
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 119 to 123 probate year 1913
In re William Henry Thompson deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me William Henry Thompson of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Druggist and Telegraph Operator
- First I give and bequeath unto my son Eugene Bennett Thompson one half of the sum or balance that shall be at the credit of my personal account in the Books of the firm or business of W. H. Thompson and Company.
- Second I give and bequeath unto my wife Clara M. Thompson the other half of the said sum or balance that shall be remaining to the credit of my personal account in the books of the said firm payable as hereinafter stated
- Third I also give and bequeath unto my wife Clara M. Thompson. All and singular my interest (consisting of one half) in the said firm of W. H. Thompson and Company this bequest as well as the previous one is my wife is subject to the proviso that my said son Eugene Bennett shall not be required to pay the same within a period of ten years unless he shall elect to do so. When however the whole sum, that is the one half of the said balance remaining to my credit in the books of the said firm and the value of my share in the said firm shall be ascertained the same shall be payable to my said wife in payments of not less than one tenth each year until the whole sum shall be fully paid out of the said business, should my said wife desire it she shall be entitled to receive the same in quarterly payments unless my said son Eugene Bennett shall exercise the option of paying the said sum within the said period of ten years. These two bequests to my wife are also subject to the proviso that should she die or marry again then the balance which shall remain unpaid to her shall become the property of and be payable to my son Ian McLaren Thompson and my executors shall have power to apply the same towards his support and education if they think it proper so to do. Whilst the said sum or balance payable to my wife out of the amount to the credit of my personal account shall remain unpaid it shall bear interest at the rate of three per centrum per annum. My wish and desire is that my said son Eugene Bennett shall continue to conduct the said business and to that end I express the hope that he and my wife shall be able to make such an amicable arrangement for the payment of the said monies as will avoid hampering the same in anyway.
- Fourth I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amelia Jane Blackwood and my son Ian McLaren Thompson equally whatever sum or balance may remain to the credit of my private account in the Bank of Nova Scotia, and should the said Amelia Jane Blackwood die before me then the whole of said sum to my said son.
- All the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and effects of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate I give and bequeath unto my said wife, Clara M. And my son Ian McLaren equally as to the amount payable to me by my son Ainley it is my will and desire that should he find it inconvenient to pay the same on the demand of my Executor he shall not be required to pay the same except by instalments extending over a period of five years, and no interest shall be chargeable on the said sums. On the death or marriage of my wife I give and bequeath the oil paintings of my grandfather and grandmother to my son Ian McLaren Thompson I appoint William Ward of Harbor Grace aforesaid Collector of Customs to be guardian of my son Ian McLaren Thompson for the purpose of receiving the amount which shall become payable to him on my death under my Life Insurance certificate No. 1207. Class a. of the Telegraphers Mutual Benefit association of New York and his receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same. It is my will and desire that the amount to be received here under as well as all monies that shall be payable to my said son Ian McLaren under this my said will shall be at the disposal of my Executors hereinafter named, to apply the same towards the support maintenance and Education of my said son in such manner as they shall think right and proper. I hereby nominate and appoint the said William Ward and James Augustus Clift of St. John's Solicitor to be the Executors of this my said last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Harbor Grace aforesaid this second day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eight - William H. Thompson -
Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who present at the same time and in his presence and at his request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses D. V. Travers. George W. Andrews.
This is a Codicil to my foregoing last will and Testament
I hereby cancel the bequest of one half of the balance to the credit of my personal account in the books of W. H. Thompson and Company given by the first clause of my will to my son Eugene Thompson and instead thereof I give and bequeath to him one quarter of the said sum to my credit in said banks and I give and bequeath the other quarter of said amount to my said son Ian McLaren Thompson and in all other respects I confirm my said last will and Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 27th day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eleven at Harbor Grace aforesaid - William H. Thompson -
Signed published and declared by the said William H. Thompson as and for a codicil to his last will and Testament in the presence of us who being present at the same time in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses O. V. Travers. G. W. Andrews.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
S. E. Stevenson
|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 July 12, 2002
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