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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Matilda Cluett
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 310-313
probate year 1911
Matilda Cluett deceased.
In the name of God. Amen. I
Matilda Cluett of Belleoram being in my right mind and having all my
faculties intact for which I thank God, do hereby make my last will and
Testament in manner and form following: thereby annulling all former
wills made by me:
1st I give and bequeath to my nephew John
Rupert Cluett my Bedroom Sett. Bed and bedding enough to furnish
2nd To my surviving sisters I give and bequeath the rest
of my household belongings to be divided equally among them.
3rd The parcel of land situate in Bay-de-East Fortune Bay,
also my part of store and wharf, situated between property of Philip
Rose and property
of children of William and Charlotte Cluett at
Belleoram. I give and bequeath to my nephew John Rupert Cluett.
4th Of the money lying to my credit in Bank of Montreal Savings Department.
I give and bequeath The sum of one Hundred Dollars for the purchase of
a Brass Spread Eagle Lectern to be placed as a memorial of me in the
Church of St. Lawrence at Belleoram The balance remaining to be divided
equally between my nephew John Rupert Cluett, Ida Bishop daughter of
the Late Rev John Bishop, and the party who takes care
of me till my decease.
the money lying to my credit in the Bank of Montreal I give and bequeath
to the Church of St. Lawrence at Belleoram the Sum of Four Hundred Dollars
($400.00) The principal is to remain in the Bank the Interest only shall
be used in keeping the Graves and Graveyard in decent order. (This applies
only to the Graveyard on the Hill)
6th That Four Hundred Dollars
be given to the Synod for Home and Foreign Mission Fund
7th That Four Hundred Dollars be placed in the Bank of Montreal Savings Department
in the name of the Executors to be used at said Executors discretion
for the maintenance of Thomas Alexander Cluett and Clara
Cluett, my sister
Charlotte Cluett’s children. In case of the death of both & any
money remaining the said money shall go to their brother John
8th That my sister Mrs Agnes Grandy Susanna Cluett and Sarah
Rose (or their heirs) shall each receive the Sum of one Hundred
9th That the sum of Twenty Dollars be paid for a headstone
for my sister Charlotte Cluett and her husband William
Cluett, and their
child Albert Aaron Cluett
10th That the Sum of one Hundred
Dollars be given (to Esther Grandy, or in case of her death to her daughter
Sabina Matilda Cluett Grandy, of Garnish.
there be any Balance left after all funeral expenses and costs of headstone
are defrayed the executors are to use it to best advantage in furthering
the work of the Church of England in Belleoram and its dependent settlements.
12th I give and bequeath my small ring to Mrs Matilda
13th I hereby appoint Levi Angus McCuish and Frederick
Curnew joint executors
of this my last will and testament to which I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this Eighteenth Day of November, in the year of our Lord one
thousand nine Hundred and seven Matilda Cluett. (LS) Witness
my hand and seal this 18th Day of November 1907 Signed
and Sealed in the presence of us at Belleoram Fortune Bay this 18th day
of November 1907 Frederick Curnew
J.P. Levi Angus McCuish
Codicil to be affixed to the
will of Matilda Cluett of Belleoram I Matilda
Cluett being of sound
mind and memory hereby make this deed as a Codicil to my last will and
Testament made and dated on 18th day of November 1907
Codicil is to alter certain sections of said will and is to be taken
as part of same. Section 4 of said will is hereby annulled, and the amounts
bequeathed thereunder are to be disposed of as follows:
(a) The sum
of Four Hundred Dollars I give and bequeath to my nephew John
The sum of four Hundred Dollars to Ida Bishop daughter of Rev
John Bishop and Elizabeth Bishop widow of late Rev.
John Bishop to be divided
equally between them.
( c) The sum of Four Hundred Dollars
to be used (at the Executors discretion) in placing necessary furniture
in the Chancel of the church of St. Lawrence and in memory of my family
The sum of Two Hundred Dollars to my niece Frances May widow of late
Wm Geo. May
(e) The remaining two Hundred Dollars
will remain in the Bank (at my disposal) but if not used at the time
of my decease the Executors are to add it to the Four Hundred Dollars
to be used in the Channel aforesaid.
Section 2 is also annulled and
the matter contained therein will be disposed of as follows. “Whatever
household belongings are about me at the time of my decease the executors
are required and directed to hand over to my nieces Agnes Burdock and
Frances May to be disposed of as I have directed them.
Section 8 is also annulled; and the amount of Three Hundred Dollars
mentioned therein is to be left in the Bank for my own personal use.
Should there be any of the above amount remaining at the time of my
decease it may be disposed of under Section 11.
In Section 10 the sum
of one Hundred Dollars has been willed to Esther Grandy or her daughter
Sabina Matilda Cluett Grandy I hereby annul Section 10 and I give and
bequeath the sum of One Hundred Dollars to Sabina Matilda Cluett
Grandy daughter of Esther Grandy of Garnish.
Lastly it is my desire that this my present codicil be annexed to and
made a part of my last will and testament to all intents and purposes.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eleventh
day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine
Matilda Cluett (LS) The above
instrument of one sheet was at the date thereof declared to us by the
testator Matilda Cluett to be a Codicil to be annexed
to her last will and testament and she acknowledged to each of us that
she has subscribed the same and we at her request sign our names hereto
as attesting witnesses Frederick Curnew J.P.
of Belleoram Levi Angus McCuish of Belleoram</p>
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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