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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Creasy
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 152 & 153 probate year 1833
Elizabeth Creasy deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Creasy of Twillingate in the Island of Newfoundland Widow being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do this sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say that I desire after my funeral expenses and all other such necessary and lawful expenses as may attend the proving of this my last will and testament are paid then that the remainder of my money may be divided into eight equal parts which I give and bequeath to the following persons and in the following proportions
To my nephew John Rice of Little Harbor one eighth part.
To my nephew John Abbott of Wimbourne in the County of Dorset England one eighth part,
To my niece Anne Rice of West Stour in the County of Dorset aforesaid one eighth part,
To my niece Anne Hill of London Widow one eighth part,
To my great niece Mary Burt (the wife of Edward Burt) one eighth part.
To my great niece Hannah Guy one eighth part,
To my great niece Susannah Creasy Guy one eighth part.
And to Arabella Burt (daughter of Edward and Mary Burt) one eighth part.
And it is my desire that all of the before named legacies be paid to the respective parties in twelve months after my decease or sooner if possible except that to Arabella Burt which is to be placed at interest in such secure hands as my executors hereinafter named shall think proper and the interest thereon annually laid out in clothing for the said Arabella Burt until she shall become of age or be married at which time and not till then she is to receive her said eighth part.
And it is my further desire that if all or any of the before named John Rice, John Abbott, Anne Rice and Anne Hill should die before me then and in that case the part or parts so given to him her or them so dying shall be divided in equal and just proportions between the before named Mary Burt, Hannah Guy, Susannah Creasy Guy and Arabella Burt or such of them as may be living at the time of my decease.
Also I give and bequeath to my great nephew Ambrose Guy the watch formerly worn by my late husband and to the before named Mary Burt I give the feather bed once used by her and to Susannah Creasy Guy beforenamed I give my other feather bed.
And as regards the residue of my property I give and bequeath the same to Edward Burt the husband of my great niece Mary Burt beforenamed, be it of what kind or nature soever, whether of lands, tenements, goods, debts or chattels always excepting such debt or debts as may be due to me by such person or persons as may act as my banker or bankers in England the same being disposed of as money in the former part of this my last will and testament.
And lastly I do hereby make ordain, constitute and appoint my friend Joseph Colbourne of Twillingate and the beforenamed Edward Burt, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first above written Elizabeth Creasy (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Elizabeth Creasy as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Fanny Simms. Joseph Wm. Simms.
D. M. Browning
|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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 17, 2003)
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