Codicil with Bequest and Authority to Widow to Adopt
This is codicil of me, AB, of etc., to my last will and testament dated the ……… day of ……… and which I direct to be treated as part thereof.
1. I leave, give and bequeath the sum of Rupees ……… to each son and Rupees ……… to each daughter of my deceased daughter, CD living at the time of my death for their absolute use and benefit and I direct that the legacy hereby given to each such son or daughter, who shall have attained the age of 21 years or married under that age, shall be paid to him or her, as the case may be, as conveniently as possible after my death, and that the legacy hereby given to each and every such son or daughter, who shall not have attained the age of 21 years or married under that age, shall be invested in Government securities in the names or name of my trustees or trustee, who shall stand possessed thereof in trust to transfer, assign and make over the same to him or her, whose legacy is represented thereby, upon his or her attaining the age of 21 years or marrying under that age, and, in the meantime and until it is transferred, assigned and made over, in trust to receive the accumulated interest of the said legacy or Government securities investing such interest, from time to time as circumstances admit, in Government securities also. I direct that each of the bequests by me hereinbefore made shall be deemed and taken to have vested in the several legatees, to whom they are by me bequeathed, immediately upon my death, and that, out of the accumulated interest on the legacies aforesaid, shall be defrayed the expenses for education of those children, and that in case of any of the said legatees dying at any time after my death, his or her legacy shall be payable to his or her executor, administrator or heir.
2. I hereby give my wife, the said EF, authority, power, and liberty to adopt a suitable boy as my son; in the event of such adopted son dying without leaving a widow or male issue, to adopt another boy, and in the same way on the death of such adopted son without leaving a widow or male issue to adopt another boy successively.
3. Subject as aforesaid I confirm my said will.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set and subscribed my hand and signature this ……… day of …… 1999.
Signed by the within named Testator as his last Will and Testament in our presence all being present at the same time. Thereafter at the request of Testator and in the presence of one another we subscribe our respective names
Signed by AB the Testator
Signed by MN in the presence of AB and PQ
Signed by PQ in the presence of AB and MN