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Will of Gilbert Clapp
Last will and Testament of
This is the last will and Testament of me Gilbert Clapp of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland, Gentleman. I appoint my sons John Squarey Clapp, Robert Clapp and William Clapp to be Executors and Trustees of my will for all the purposes thereof I direct that my Trustees shall permit my dear wife Mary Clapp she continuing my widow, personally to occupy as her residence the messuage or dwelling house and premises wherein I now reside situate in Cochrane Street in St. John’s aforesaid with the appurtenances and to use therein my household furniture, pictures, prints, plate, linen, china glass and other household stores and effects she keeping the said messuage and premises in repair and paying the taxes insurance and other outgoings affecting the same. And I give devise and bequeath the said messuage or dwelling house and premises household furniture, pictures, prints, plate linen, china, glass and other household effects whereof the use and enjoyment are hereinbefore given and bequeathed to my said wife (subject to her interest in the said messuage or dwelling house and premises, household furniture and effects under such gift and bequest) unto my said sons John Squarey Clapp and William Clapp in equal shares as Tenants in common.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary
Bulley Clapp only one hundred pounds of sterlg. money considering
that she has been already provided for.
I give to my daughter Margaret Clapp during her life the yearly sum of one hundred and fifty pounds of sterling money payable by equal quarterly payments and issuing as a rent charge out of all my lands dwelling houses shops warehouses offices stores wharves platforms waterside hereditaments and premises in St. John’s or elsewhere in Newfoundland aforesaid the first payment to be made at the expiration of three calendar months from my decease and to be recoverable in like manner with rent reserved on common demises.
I give devise and bequeath all the property in St. John’s Newfoundland aforesaid which I have derived from my Father Gilbert Clapp from my uncle Thomas Clapp from my Brother John Squarey Clapp and from my Sister Mary Frances Bulley Clapp consisting of lands dwelling houses shops warehouses offices stores wharves platforms and waterside (but subject and charged with the payment of the hereinbefore mentioned annuities) unto my sons John Squarey Clapp Robert Clapp and William Clapp in equal shares as Tenants in common their Heirs Executors administrators and assigns respectively.
I give devise and bequeath the following property namely all my waterside property hereditaments and premises at Maggotty Cove in St. John’s aforesaid together with all and every sum and sums of money or other compensation that may become payable or be received from the Government or the Railway Company on account of the Railway passing through the same property or on account of the said property being affected thereby Also all that plot or piece of land and premises opposite thereto and on the North side of the Road leading to the Chain rock Battery Also all that plot or piece of land and premises near to Burtons Pond at or near St. John’s aforesaid also all that plot or piece of land near to Branscombe’s Pond and the old Topsail Road together with all and every sum and sums of money and other compensation which may become payable or be received from the Government or the Railway Company on account of the Railway passing through the same property or on account of the said property being affected thereby (but as to all the said property lands hereditaments and premises subject to and charged with the payment of the hereinbefore mentioned annuities) unto my said sons John Squarey Clapp and William Clapp as Tenants in common their Heirs Executors administrators and assigns respectively
I give devise and bequeath
the residue of all the real and personal estate to which I shall
be entitled at the time of my decease unto my said sons John
Squarey Clapp Robert Clapp and William Clapp in
equal shares as Tenants in common their heirs Executors administrators
and assigns respectively I direct that none of my property shall be sold
or mortgaged or otherwise acquestered or aliened without the consent
in writing of all the members of my family then living and taking any
Estate or interest therein under this my will and that any person or
persons taking any estate or interest under this my will who shall act
in contravention of this injunction shall forfeit his or her claim to
any property or income given devised or bequeathed to him or her by this
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Gilbert Clapp deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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