A COPY of a Framlingham woman's will, written in 1973, could be crucial in the ongoing control of the Framlingham Aboriginal Trust.
Henrietta Clarke’s will was made on August 24, 1973 and included instructions to leave 1000 trust shares to her grandson James Debono.
If he didn't attain the age of 21 years, the shares should go to her son Jim Berg.
Mrs Clarke died about 1990.
Jim Berg appeared on a register of FAT shareholders in September 2005 with 1000 shares.
James Debono died in November 2005.
Mr Berg is alleged to have transferred 500 shares to Alana White, James Debono's partner, in 2013 and kept 500 shares for himself.
Other shareholders and Framlingham residents have now requested those 1000 shares be quarantined.
In a letter to current FAT chairman Billy McGuinness from seven shareholders, questions were raised.
Those questions include: On what basis did FAT enter the name of Jim Berg into the FAT share register with 1000 shares? and, Does FAT have a copy of a more recent will than Henrietta Clarke's 1973 will?
"Until a proper later dated last will and testament of Henrietta Clarke is given to us which satisfies our concerns then we request that those shares (1000) originally in the name of Henrietta Clarke be quarantined from further transfers or use in voting at annual general meetings or other special meetings.
"We request a written response to these questions by the close of business (5pm) this Friday, 30th October 2015,” the letter said.
It is understood that the 1000 shares could be crucial in the current power play for control of FAT.
At present there is a voting split involving factions led by Mr McGuinness aligned with associates and family members of past FAT administrator Geoff Clarke.
Opposed are members of the immediate past committee which were removed under a Supreme Court decision which is currently under appeal.
Questions have been raised in relation to 1900 shares transferred from Geoff Clark to his sons.
Mr McGuinness confirmed the trust would respond to the letter but declined to comment further.
When asked if there was another will, Mr McGuinness said: "I can't answer that at this stage".
Mr Berg could not be contacted.