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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Manuel Cake
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 132 & 133 probate year 1913
In re Manuel Cake. deceased.
This is the last will & Testament of me Manuel Cake of St. John's Miner
- First I revoke all wills & testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made.
- Second I appoint my wife Patience sole executrix of this my will
- Third I give devise & bequeath my household furniture messuage & premises in St. John's known as No. 76 Cabot St. to my said wife for life & after her death to my son Alfred absolutely should he survive her but should my said son Alfred not survive my said wife I give devise & bequeath my said furniture - my said messuage & premises to my said wife absolutely
- Fourth I give the sum of one thousand dollars to my said son Alfred the sum of one thousand dollars to my said wife Patience. The sum of three hundred dollars to my son Joseph the sum of three hundred dollars to my son Thomas the sum of two hundred & fifty dollars to my son John & the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to my daughter Elizabeth White
- Fifth I give direct that all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of the residue of my estate and the balance of said residue I give devise and bequeath to my said wife Patience
In witness whereof I the said Manuel Cake have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this fifth day of October A.D. 1913. - Manuel his X mark Cake -
Signed by the said testator (by making his mark thereto) in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the same having first been read over and explained to said testator Jas. P. Blackwood Nicholas Milley
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written 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. |
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