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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Reuben Clarke


Will of Reuben Clarke
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 81-83 probate year 1910

In re
      Reuben Clarke          deceased.

      I Reuben Clarke of Battric’s Island, Back Harbor, Twillingate, North Island, in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland being in ill health, and of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made

  1. My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall by my executors hereinafter named, be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall by them be found convenient
  2. I give, devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife Phoebe Clark, all monies deposited in the Bank of Montreal at St. John’s, all monies in my possession, that I may be possessed of in my house or that may be due to me by any person or persons, or that may be otherwise invested whatsoever at my death for her sole use and benefit, and she is at liberty and shall have full power and authority to dispose of any monies as she may wish at her own discretion, also: -
  3. I give, devise, and bequeath to my beloved wife Phoebe Clark all my land gardens, and waterside premises as per diagram annexed, with dwelling house store outhouses, Flakes, stage, household Furniture and other household effects, my nets and other fishing gear that I may be possessed of at my death for her sole use and benefit during her lifetime.
  4. My will is that after the death of my beloved wife Phoebe Clarke. I give devise and bequeath to my son Levi Clark now residing on Battric’s Island, all my land, gardens, waterside premises as per diagram annexed, with dwelling house, store house, Flakes, Stage household furniture and other effects, my nets and any other fishing gear for his sole use and benefit - providing that if either of my sons viz William Clarke, and Amos Clarke should return to Twillingate to settle down or reside permanently, they shall have given to them by said son Levi Clarke, one third each of the land, gardens, and waterside premises so long as he or they may reside thereon.    but as soon as the said William Clarke and Amos Clarke or either of them leave the said land, gardens or waterside premises, the said land, gardens & waterside premises shall become the property of the said Levi Clarke for his sole use and benefit
  5. And Lastly    I do nominate and appoint my two friends William Thomas Baird, Blacksmith and Robert Young Planter both of North Island Twillingate to be the executors of this my last will and Testament

      In testimony whereof I the said Reuben Clarke have subscribed my name by affixing my mark this twelfth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine Reuben his x mark Clarke    Signed and published and declared by the said Reuben Clarke, as and for his last will and Testament, by affixing his mark in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto    Chas D. Mayne J.P. - Andrew Lunnen

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Feb. 14/10
Johnson J.
Feb 17/10
to Robert
William T.
sworn at



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