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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Batcock


Will of William Batcock
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 248-249 probate year 1857

In re
     William Batcock      deceased.

I William Batcock of Brigus South in the Island of Newfoundland being now sick but of sound mind do will & bequeath in case of my death whatever I am possessed of in the following manner     to my son John Batcock & his wife & family I bequeath my Room & fishing establishment & dwelling house already in his possession on the Island & the dock attached to these premises     to my daughter Mary Batcock alias Higgins I bequeath my other Room & fishing premises already or now in the possession of James Keefe as my tenant and to her also I bequeath one half of my garden immediately in rear of my house-     to my two sons Peter & Michael Batcock I beneath my other two fishing Rooms in the south side of this Cove together with my house & landed property & all my other chattels & goods share and share alike with the exception of the meadow commonly called Connell's meadow & the garden anexed to it commonly called Phelans Garden which I bequeath to my aforesaid son John Batcock But this proviso I attach to this my last will & testament that should my beloved wife Ellen survive me she shall have till her death the sole mastery & management of all my aforesaid property And I also make this provision to this my will that my children & above heirs will and are bound to pay one pound annually to the Pastor of this Parish for the Holy Sacrifice to be offered for the repose of my soul & that of my wife & the deceased members of my family for ever- My boat already in the possession of my son Thomas Batcock I bequeath to him & the house & garden already in his possession I beneath to his son John- to this my last will & testament made this 6th day of July 1857 I put my hand & seal & appoint the Rev James Murphy my executors together with Richard Cashin of Cape Broyle.     N. The interlings mentained in this will were made before signed.
William his X mark Batcock (LS)

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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