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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mark Childs


Will of Mark Childs
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 417-418 probate year 1912

In re
      Mark Childs          deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me Mark Childs of Channel in the Southern District of Newfoundland Fisherman. I appoint George G. Cotter and Thomas Ford of Channel aforesaid Shop-keeper and Tide-waiter respectively to be executors hereof. I give devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Dorcas the sum of One Hundred Dollars per Annum to be paid her quarterly from money to my credit in the Savings Department of the Bank of Montreal at Birchy Cove Bay of Islands Newfoundland but should my said wife Dorcas Marry again the said payment of one Hundred Dollars per Annum shall immediately cease
I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife Dorcas the absolute use of all my real estate and personal property consisting of land dwelling house furniture Store Fish stages Boats and nets wherever situate during her widowhood but should my said wife die or marry again then the money shall be divided equally between my three sons James Stanley and Esau and my daughter Isabella. I also direct that in the event of the death or remarriage of my said wife Dorcas the real estate and personal property here- in before described shall be sold to the best advantage and the proceeds divided equally between my three sons James Stanley and Esau and my daughter Isabella and I hereby revoke all previous wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this writing to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this Eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ten Mark X (his mark) Childs Signed by the said Mark Childs the Testator by making his mark thereto that previously to the said will being so signed by the Testaor it was read over to and approved of by the said Testator in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses Caroline Squaney Channel N.F. Married Woman John Crane Acting Sergeant of Police Channel Nf.l.d.

Certified Correct
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin)
Fiat Mar 14/12
Johnson J.
March 15/12
granted to
George G.
Thomas Ford
sworn at



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