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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Eli Butler
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 29-30 probate
ELI BUTLER. DECEASED.
I Eli Butler of Cupids in the District of Port De Grave and the
Dominion of Newfoundland of the age of Sixty-five years of sound mind
and memory do make and declare this my last Will & Testament in the manner
following: That is to say.
First I give & bequeath all Labrador Property - consisting
of Labrador Room, Traps & Boats to my two sons Frederick
Harold Butler to be divided equally between them.
Second I give and bequeath all money deposited in the Government
Saving bank to my wife Elizabeth Butler to have and to hold
while she is in my name in case of marriage or death of the said Elizabeth
Butler all money so deposited shall be divided equally between Frederick
Butler & Harold
Third I give and bequeath all my money deposited in the Branch
Bank of Nova Scotia at Bay Roberts to my son Harold
Fourth I give and bequeath all my land and dwelling house, barn,
store & Cattle to my wife Elizabeth Butler to retain and hold for her
support as long as she is in my name or until her death, after which all
such property consisting of land is to be divided between my two sons Frederick
Butler and Harold Butler but all buildings on such land shall be given
to Harold Butler. And Lastly, I do hereby
nominate & appoint Harold
Butler to be Executor of this my last will & testament,
hereby revoking all former will by me made.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand this Twenty fifth day of July A.D. 1924.
- ELI his X mark BUTLER
The above instrument was at the date thereof signed, sealed and
declared by the said Eli Butler as and for his last Will and
Testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and
in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
Witnesses Robert Butler of Cupids
Azariah Butler of Cupids
John his X mark Butler of Cupids
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 12/24
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