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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Albert Edward Crocker
Will of Albert Edward Crocker
from Newfoundland will books vol 12 page 107 probate year 1921
In re Albert Edward Crocker deceased
January 22nd. 1919.
I, Albert Edward Crocker, fishermen, of Trout River, District of St. Barbe Colony of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament. I appoint the Rector of Bonne Bay Parish to be the executor of this my will and testament. I give and bequeath to each of my six children as follows Edna Louise McLaine [on condition that she assumes and bears the additional name "Crocker" as surname. Thus Edna Louise McLaine Crocker] Albert Rowland Crocker, Harris Clayton Crocker, Alexander Vallance Crocker, Olive Campbell Crocker and Mildred Shirley Crocker an equal share in all my insurance money. If Edna Louise McLaine does not adopt and use the name "Crocker" she forfeits her share in this insurance money. I give and bequeath to my three sons, Albert Rowland Crocker, Harris Clayton Crocker, and Alexander Vallance Crocker, my 20 acre lot of land at the mouth of the pond in equal shares according to the division shown on the grant of land in my possession. I give and bequest to my two sons Albert Rowland Crocker and Harris Clayton Crocker my house and store and the land upon which they stand each to have equal rights therein. I give and bequeath to my son Alexander Vallance Crocker the waterside land and barn and flake situated between W. H. Crocker and John Charles Harris land. And I further will and bequeath to my three sons as above named all my fishing gear and other portable property in equal shares, and I direct that the executor of this my will decide whether or not this property be sold before this division be made. I give and bequeath to Albert Rowland the cow, to Harris Clayton the heifer, and to Alexander Vallance [my sons] the portion of my rights and interest in the house owned by the Crocker Brothers. In testimony whereof I subscribe this my hand this twenty second day January in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and nineteen. Signed Albert Edward Crocker. In the presence of us G. H. Maidment C. F. Adam Crocker
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 11/21
to George H Maidment
|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.
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