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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Earle


Will of Henry Earle
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 411-412 probate year 1898
There actually are two number fives

Last will and Testament of
Henry Earle of St. John’s
Builder deceased

      I Henry Earle of St. John’s Newfoundland make this my last Will and Testament.
First Of my household furniture in my drawing room I give to my daughter Jane five glass baskets one work basket and one picture (headstone monument). To my daughters Jane and Isabelle equally between them the lot of books Photographs and framer. Three pieces of wood work in frame a telescope and viewer and a lot of flowers and pots: To my daughter Julia four pictures (two of which are oil paintings) One Mrs Earle and one Steel engraving) One glass flower Urn: To my daughter Isabelle one coal vase one bracket one what not table, one small painted mirror one picture (Willie’s enlarged) two pictures (Mr Henry Garner and Masonic group).
Second Of my household furniture in my Dining room I give to my daughter Minnie one wool-worked motto. To my daughter Julia three crayon drawings. To my daughter Jane two (group and Captain Anderson) to my daughter Isabelle three side brackets. To W.C. Earle of Bay Roberts one case of birds.
Third. Of my household furniture in No. 1 Bed room I give to my daughter Isabelle one glove box, one handkerchief box, one mahogany writing desk, one jewel case: To my daughter Jane one small writing case and a wool worked motto.
Fourth. Of my furniture in No. 2 bed room I give to my daughter Isabelle one iron bedstead, one feather bed, one mattress two pillows and a bolster.
Fifth. Of my furniture in No. 3 bed room I give to my daughter Jane one feather bed, one mattress, one iron bedstead two pillows and a bolster. I give to my daughter Jane one clock in the kitchen. I give to my daughters Jane and Isabelle all my bed clothing, blankets sheets counterpanes, quilts, pillowslips equally between them. All the residue of my household furniture I desire shall be sold and the proceeds form part of my residuary estate.
Fifthly. I will that all the remainder of my property be realized and converted into cash and that the same be divided into thirteen parts or shares four of which portions shares I give to my daughter Jane, three of which parts or shares I give to my daughter Isabella and two of which parts or shares to each of my other daughters Fanny, Minnie and Julia.
Sixth. I give to my daughter Jane the black silk dress of my late wifes. I appoint James Stabb Esquire Executor of this my will. (Sgd) Henry Earle. Signed by the said Henry Earle in our presence who in the presence of each other have in his presence signed these presents as witnesses to the due execution hereof this Eleventh day of July anno Domini Eighteen hundred and ninety eight (sgd) W. V. Whiteway. (Sgd) Wm M. Bearns


I make this codicil to my will of this date. I give my gold watch which was presented to me by my Masonic brethren to my daughter Isabelle. I give my silver lever watch which my daughter Isabelle now carries now to my daughter Jane. And I give my other silver watch to my daughter Fanny. St. John’s Nfd. 11th July A.D. 1898. (Sgd) Henry Earle. Witnesses. Signed in presence of the said Henry Earle and by him in our presence. (Sgd.) W. V. Whiteway. (Sgd) Wm. M. Bearns.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and Codicil of Henry Earle deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I. Little
granted to
Jas. Stabb
the Executor
Septr 7:1898
Sworn under



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