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Will of John Clark
In re John Clark deceased.
In the name of God Amen I John Clark farmer of Horse Cove in the Electoral District of Harbor Main in the Island of Newfoundland do hereby declare this to be my last will and Testament. To my two sons Arthur Clark and John Francis Clark I give devise and bequeath that portion of my property upon which they now reside and which I have previously defined, marked off, and divided to them which land is situated on the western side of my property and his adjacent to both sides of the Horse Cove line of road and is to be as it now is, equally divided between them In addition to this I give devise and bequeath to these my two sons Arthur and John Francis a small portion of the uncleared or pasture lands situate immediately to the rear of that which I have just described and adjoining it: which portion is to consist of not more than three fourths of an acre, and is to be equally divided between them. The remaining portion of my property consisting of meadow lands and pasture lands cleared and uncleared on the both sides of the Horse Cove line of road together with the dwelling house barns and other outhouses thereon contained I give devise and bequeath to my son Mark Roberts Clark to be his sole property with the understanding that he my son Mark Roberts Clark is to decently support and maintain my wife his mother until her death should she survive after my decease. To my son Mark Roberts Clark I also give devise and bequeath all my cattle, horse, and pigs: together with all my farming implements: and my household furniture for his sole use and benefit. My fishing property while it remains is to be the joint property of my three sons Arthur, John Francis, and Mark Roberts. To my four daughters Mary Jane Miller, Rebecca Squires, Martha Bell and Ann Tucker I bequeath the sum of twenty five cents currency for each one. Dated at Broad Cove this thirteenth day of May Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and three - John his X mark Clark -
(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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