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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Nathaniel Brooks
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 460-461
probate year 1916
NATHANIEL BROOKS deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Nathaniel Brooks of No. 15 Addington Street Ramsgate
in the County of Kent Bookbinder I appoint my son Ernest
Nathaniel Brooks my daughter Ella May Brooks and my brother in law Fred
Bowler (hereinafter called “my trustees” to
be the trustees and executors of this my will I give and
bequeath all moneys payable at my death to my executors under or by virtue
of the two policies of assurance on my life and also all my household furniture
and effects and my books jewellery and clothes unto my wife Sophia
give and devise my freehold house and premises being No. 15 Addington Street
aforesaid subject to any mortgage or charge on it that may be in existence
at my death unto my said son Ernest Nathaniel Brooks I give and devise
one fourth part of my share and interest in the estate of the late Michael
Brooks (which estate consists of property situate in Saint John Newfoundland)
unto my said daughter Ella May Brooks I give and devise one other fourth
part of my share and interest in the said estate of the late Michael
Brooks unto my daughter Lynda Eliza Brooks I
give and devise the two remaining fourth parts of my share and interest
in the said estate of the late Michael Brooks unto my trustees Upon trust
for my said wife for her life and at her death In trust as to one of such
fourth parts for my said son Ernest Nathaniel Brooks and as to the other
of such fourth parts for my daughter Lottie Ethel Francklin I give devise
and bequeath all my property not hereinbefore disposed of unto my said
four children Ernest Nathaniel Brooks Ella May Brooks Lynda Eliza
Brooks and Lottie Ethel Francklin in equal shares
Lastly I revoke all other wills by
me made In witness whereof I have hereunder
set my hand this twenty seventh day of August one thousand nine hundred
and eight- Nathaniel Brooks- Signed by the above named Nathaniel
Brooks the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us present
at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence
of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses- Edward Wotton Solicitor
Ramsgate. George E.D. Eccleston his Clerk.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
on the 1st
day of Nov
Vol 7 fo. 78
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