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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
James Blackler

 

Will of James Blackler
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 599-601 probate year 1900

Last will and Testament of
James Blackler of Twillingate, deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of James Blackler of Back Harbour Twillingate Newfoundland.
1st. I give devise and bequeath to my wife Eliza Blackler my Messuage dwelling house in which I now reside at Back Harbour together with household furniture effects for her own sole use and benefit during the term of her natural life or so long as she remains unmarried, the household furniture to be at her free disposal as she may think right and proper, but it is my will that my dwelling house aforementioned and outhouses shall be the property of my son Edward Blackler after the decease of my wife Eliza Blackler. My daughter Lucy Blackler to have a right of residence in the dwelling house so long as she remains unmarried.
2nd I give and bequeath to my sons, Elias Blackler and Edward Blackler my fishing room and premises situated at Batrix Island Back Harbour aforesaid provided also that my son Daniel Blackler shall have the right of landing on the water side of the same whenever necessary.
3. My salmon nets and other fishing gear or material in connection with the fishery I may be possessed of at the time of my decease it is my will that one half of the same shall be the property of my son Daniel Blackler and one half to my sons Elias Blackler and Edward Blackler equally between them.
4. I give devise and bequeath to my sons Daniel Blackler Elias Blacker and Edward Blackler my land situate to the North west of Bear berry head Back Harbour in equal shares
5. And whereas there is now standing in my name in the Bank of Montreal at St. John’s Newfoundland a certain sum of money, it is my will that such balance, of the same as may be standing to my credit at the time of my decease shall remain at interest during the life of my wife Eliza Blackler or so long as she remains unmarried and she shall have the right and privilege of drawing the interest therefrom annually as the same may become due for her own sole use and benefit. And at the decease of my said wife Eliza Blackler or in the event of her marrying again, the principal money remaining in the Bank shall be divided into six shares, my sons Daniel Blackler, Elias Blackler, Edward Blackler and my daughter Lucy Blackler shall each receive one full share, namely one sixth part of the amount at the time remaining in the Bank my son Joseph Blackler to receive one third less than a full share of one sixth part and my son William Blackler one half a full share of one sixth part, that is to say. Joseph Blacker shall receive one third less than his brothers and sister and William Blackler one half less than the aforementioned brothers and sister namely, Daniel Blackler, Elias Blackler Edward Blackler, and Lucy Blackler. The remaining one third and one half of the first mentioned full shares of one sixth part of the full amount standing to my credit in the Bank at the time of my decease shall be equally divided between my sons Daniel, Elias, Edward and my daughter Lucy Blackler in equal shares between them.
And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint Alfred H. Peyton and Thomas Purchase both of Back Harbour Twillingate to be Executors of this my will.
Dated at Twillingate this sixteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight A. D. 1898 (sgd) James Blackler (LS) Signed Sealed published and declared as and for the last will and Testament of the said James Blackler in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other, at his request have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto on the day of the date above written.

April 16th A.D. 1898 (sgd) Alfred H. Peyton. (Sgd) Thomas Peyton Notary Public

      Codicil to the will of James Blackler
      I hereby revoke the bequest made to my three sons in the third clause of my will and substitute instead thereof my son Daniel Blackler is to have three of my salmon nets with the moorings and rope, belonging to the nets, and my sons Edward Blackler and Elias Blackler is to have two salmon nets with all ropes and moorings belonging to the two nets, and I further bequeath to my two sons Edward Blackler and Elias Blackler my share in the cod trap and moorings thereto belonging, and my share in the boat Swan. (Sgd) James his x mark Blackler. Signed by James Blackler as a codicil to his last will and Testament on the first day of December one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine having been first read over and explained in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witness.
December 1st A.D. 1899.   (sgd) Alfred H. Peyton. (Sgd) Thomas Peyton Notary Public

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and codicil of James Blackler deceased

D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Geo H. Emerson
J.
Probate
granted to
A. H. Peyton
& Thos Purchase
the Exors
Dated
May 19: 1900
Estate
sworn under
$2,100.00

 

 

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