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
I Henry Earle of St. John’s
Newfoundland make this my last Will and Testament.
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
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
to my daughter Isabelle three side brackets. To W.C.
Earle of Bay Roberts
one case of birds.
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.
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