Will of Nathan Clarke
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 589-591
probate year 1913
Nathan Clarke deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Nathan Clarke of Brigus, Master Mariner.
First I revoke
all former wills.
Second: I will and bequeath to my wife Ruth
Clarke the sum of Fifty Dollars a year ($50.00) for her support during
her life time and so long as she remains unmarried.
I will and bequeath to my wife Ruth Clarke my schooner
her sails tackle apparel and furniture and all my traps and fishing gear.
Fourth:- I will and bequeath unto my two grandchildren, Rankin
Archibald Clarke, son of James Clarke, and Nathan
Victor Clarke, son of John Victor
Clarke, the Eastern part of my River Head land from the stone cellar
to the salt water share and share alike.
Fifth:- The remainder of my said
land together with my dwelling house and household furniture I will and
bequeath to my wife, Ruth Clarke during her lifetime and so long as she
shall remain unmarred, and after the death or remarriage of my said wife
I will and bequeath the same unto my said grandchildren Rankin
Archibald Clarke and Nathan Victor Clare share
and share alike.
Sixth:- I will and bequeath one half of the pew in the
Methodist Church at Brigus to my wife during her lifetime and so long
as she shall remain unmarried - After her death or remarriage I will
and bequeath the same unto my son James Clarke or in
the event of his being then deceased, to his eldest son then surviving.
Seventh:- I will and bequeath the sum of Four Dollars each to my seven
children, namely John Clarke, Anne Roberts Maria Roberts, Margaret
Clarke, Jemima Hillyard, James Clarke and George Clarke.
Eighth:- All the rest residue and remainder of all property of which
I shall die possessed or in any right entitled at the time of my death
I will and bequeath to my son James Clarke - or should
he not survive me, then to his eldest son surviving me.
It is my will and desire that all the property which was my wifes when
I married her shall be regarded as having been her own separate property
during her lifetime and to be dealth with as such in the event of her
Tenth:- I appoint Robert Munden Clarke of Brigus
Executor of this my Last will and Testament Dated
at Brigus this 21st day of October A.D. 1911 - Nathan
his x mark Clarke - Signed Published and Declared by the said Testator as and for his last
will and Testament in our presence who in his presence at his request
and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses, the same being signed by the Testator affixing his mark
hereto and the same having been first read over and explained to the
said Testator ---- Witness Robert Clarke John Wilcox
Nathan Clarke revoke section eight of this will - Nathan
his x mark Clarke - witness Robert Clarke John
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)