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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Clarke
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 593-594
probate year 1913
Elizabeth Clarke deceased.
I Elizabeth Clarke of South Side Brigus
District of Port-de-Grave Newfoundland wife of William Clarke make and
ordain this my last will and Testament namely.
First. I give
and bequeath to my husband William Clarke and to my daughter Louisa
to be equally divided between them the half of my mothers land situate
in Grog Marsh given me by my said mother Susannah Wilcox, but on the
death of my husband William Clarke the whole of said property is to become
the property of my daughter Louisa Clarke who is to look after and care
for her father during his old age.
Second My bed and two pillows
I give to my daughter Louisa Clarke, also three tables,
stoves and several other articles of household furniture
the death of the said Louisa Clarke the property herein before mentioned
is to her daughter Asaneth Clarke
Fourth. One of the
Cows and the two calves I give to my husband William Clarke and the other
cow which was given me by my daughter Louisa Clarke when
a heifer is be returned to her.
Fifth - whatever may be in the house
belonging to my late mother I give to my son Benjamin Clarke except a
bed and two pillows which I give to my daughter Gertrude Clarke.
Sixth. If my daughter Elefreda Dawe should be spared to come home Louisa is
to divide some of the small things with her.
Seventh. Some of the land
at Frog Marsh may be sold to provide a headstone for me, and my daughter
Louisa Clarke will be at liberty to sell her interest
in the said property should she feel disposed to do so at any future
time and what is stated in paragraph third will not be binding in this
I hereby appoint Munden Clarke executor to this my last will
and Testament In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand at south side
Brigus Newfoundland this twenty-sixth day of June in the year of our
Lord one Thousand nine hundred and eleven (1911) - Elizabeth
Signed published and declared by the said Testatrix Elizabeth
Clarke as and for her last will and Testament in our presence and in the presence
of each other signing as witnesses thereto Mary Ann Clarke. Jabez
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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