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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Edward Francis Coaker



Will of Edward Francis Coaker
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 306 and 307 probate year 1919)

In re Edward Francis Coaker       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Edward Francis Coaker of Torbay Road in the electoral district of St. John's East in the Island of Newfoundland, farmer, I revoke all former wills by me at any time madee and I appoint Henry R. Cook of the same place farmer sole executor of this my last will and Testament. I give and bequeath to my adopted daughter Martha Downton, formerly known as Martha Coaker my leasehold property and house situate at No. 6. Bond Street, St. John's. I also will and bequeath to the said Martha Downton my property on Longs Hill. St. John's at present leased to one Purchase formerly the property of my late wife Hannah Coaker, formerly Russell, who died intestate in 1899. I give and bequeath to Mary Anne King, formerly Russell, niece of my said wife, my property on the East side of the White Hills Road likewise formerly the property of my late wife. I give and bequeath the property on the East side of the Torbay Road directly opposite my homestead at present leased to Patrick Leary and marked number one in a deed of partition dated December 15th 1886 and registered in volume 33 folios 91 to 97 of the Registry of Deeds for Newfoundland to my niece Gertrude Beatrice Coaker: I give and bequeath my property on the west side of the Torbay Road to the north of the homestead, marked No :5 in the said deed and adjoining M. Goubreys property and containing about two acres to Mark Downton, husband of my adopted daughter, Martha. I give and bequeath to my executor my property on the east side of this Torbay Road to the North of the property of bequeathed to Gertrude Beatrice Coaker and as "Gadens Marsh" also all my horses cows and other farm stock and all my farm machinery and implements upon trust to realize and sell the same and after deducting from the proceeds thereof all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to pay the balance if any, to my two nieces Annie Kendall Coaker and Gertrude Beatrice Coaker in equal parts share and share alike. I give and bequeath all my household furniture and personal effects to my nieces Gertrude Beatrice Coaker and Annie Kendall Coaker to be divided between them as the may think fit, otherwise in equal shares. I give and bequeath to my niece Annie Kendall Coaker all that piece of land on the west side of the Torbay Road and marked number 4 on the said deed together with my dwelling house barn and other erections thereon. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this 31st day of January A.D. 1919. Edward Francis Coaker. Signed Published and Declared by the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, all present at the same time, who in his presence and at his request hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof. Henry R Cook. Chas. E. Hunt.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 3/19
Kent. J.
Probate granted
to Henry. R. Cook
April 4/19
Estate sworn
at $3616.00



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.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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