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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Henry John Bacon Woods
Will of Henry John Bacon Woods
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page
449-450 probate year 1916
HENRY JOHN BACON WOODS deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Henry John Bacon Woods of St. John’s Post
Master General, I revoke all other wills heretofore made by me and direct
my funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid. Having
promised a subscription of $500.00 payable in five annual instalments of
$100.00 each to the Cochrane Street Methodist Centennial Church, St. John’s,
of which one payment of $100.00 has been made to date I direct that the
instalments (if any) remaining unpaid at my decease be paid annually or
if my Executors so determine at earlier periods.
All the rest of my estate property Insurance Shares debentures chattels
moneys and effects whatsoever I give devise and bequeath unto my executors
hereinafter named upon trust to realize the same and
invest the proceeds and to pay the income thereof to my wife Hannah during
her life with power to my executors in case the said income shall be insufficient
for her support and maintenance to pay to my wife out of Capital such sum
or sums as they shall from time to time deem sufficient. It being understood that my wife shall see that my daughter Millicent shall
be provided for supported and maintained until the latter shall marry.
After the death of my wife my executors shall set apart such an amount
as will in their discretion produce an income sufficient for the support
and maintenance of my said daughter Millicent and shall pay to her the
said income thereof until her marriage or death and shall divide the balance
(if any) of capital among all my daughters share and share alike and upon
the marriage or death of my said daughter Millicent the
sum so set apart for her shall thereupon be also divided equally among
all my daughters. In the event of the death of any of my daughters before
such division is made her share shall go to her legal representatives.
My wife shall be entitled to enjoy the household
furniture and effects contained in the house on Kings Bridge Road in specie
during her life or until she shall direct a sale thereof and the proceeds
of any such sale shall be held by my executors upon the trusts aforesaid. I
also will and direct that my executors may at their discretion retain any
investments already made and may invest any sum or sums in such securities
as they shall deem proper. I appoint my
sons-in-law Arthur C. Peters and Alexander Marshall to
be the executors of this my will. In witness whereof
I have hereto set my hand at St. John’s Newfoundland this 21st day
of July anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. H.J.B.
Woods. Signed published and declared
by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of
us who in his presence and the presence of each other, have hereto signed
our names as witnesses (the word “Hannah” having been first
interlined on page one) F.A. Mews, St. John’s, Solicitor. Chesley
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
Arthur C. Baker
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