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Will of Thomas Avery Winsor
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Avery Winsor, of Exploits, in the District of Twillingate, Merchant.
First. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time made and declare this to be my true last will and testament.
Second. I appoint my son William Menchinton Winsor sole executor of this my will.
Third. I direct that all my funeral and testamentary expenses shall be first paid by my said executor out of my estate.
I give and bequeath to my wife Louisa Winsor absolutely
Fifth. I give and bequeath to my daughter Grace Dalton Parnell absolutely the sum of five hundred dollars out of the proceeds of my life insurance.
Sixth. I give and bequeath to my said executor the sum of three hundred dollars out of the proceeds of my life insurance In trust for my grandson William Parnell, and I direct that my said executor shall invest the said sum of three hundred dollars in Newfoundland Government Debentures or shall deposit it in the Newfoundland Savings Bank, and shall pay the interest thereof to the said William Parnell or towards his maintenance and education until he shall attain the age of twenty three years, when the principal amount shall be paid to him for his own use and benefit.
Seventh. I give and bequeath to my said grandson William Parnell my watch and gold Albert chain.
Eighth. I do not bequeath anything to my grandson Thomas Parnell for the reason that I expect my wife will provide for him as much as she is able.
Ninth. I give and bequeath to my said wife the remainder of the proceeds of my life insurance for the purpose of providing suitable mourning for my said wife, for my said daughter, Grace Parnell and for the three children of my said daughter, namely, Phyllis, Grace and Mary Parnell, provided that they are unmarried at the time of my death.
Tenth. I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Grace Parnell for her own use and benefit the dwelling house now occupied by my said son William Menchinton, together with the garden and meadow attached thereto but not the waterside premises in front thereof To hold the same to the said Grace Parnell subject to the condition that if at any time the said Grace Parnell shall fail to occupy and reside in the said dwelling house continuously for the space of two years, then the said dwelling house, garden and meadow shall thereupon immediately vest in and become the property of my said son William Menchinton absolutely. Should the said Grace Parnell continue to occupy and reside in the said dwelling house during her natural life the said house, garden and meadow shall be held to have vested in her absolutely from the date of my decease.
Eleventh. I give and bequeath to my said son William Menchinton Winsor for his own use and benefit all monies which shall be in my private cash box at the time of my death, subject to the condition that my said son shall erect and pay for a suitable headstone to his mother’s grave and mine, it being my desire that only one headstone be provided for both graves.
Twelfth. I give, devise and bequeath to my
said son William Menchinton Winsor for his own
use and benefit for ever all the rest, residue and remainder
of my lands, goods, monies, chattels, estate and effects of every
description of which I shall die possessed subject to the following
conditions, that is to say
Witness my hand at Saint John’s this seventh day of June Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and four Thomas A Winsor Signed Published and Declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in the presence of the testator and of each other all present at the same time here hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the word “they” having first been interlined on the second page and the word “absolutely” stricken out on same page D Morison F.W. Knight
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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