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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Handcock
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 278 probate
JOHN HANDCOCK deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me John Handcock of John of Brooklyn in the District of
Bonavista made this thirty first day of May one thousand nine hundred and ten I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate as follows unto my oldest
son George Lodge Handcock one half of my land situate inside of the public
road at Powers Cove Brooklyn aforesaid I also further bequeath to my aforesaid
son George Lodge one half of all my land situate at Sandy
Cove South East Arm Brooklyn aforesaid Unto my two sons Caleb and
Alexander Mark the half in half portions of the aforesaid piece of land situate
inside of public road at Powers Cove Brooklyn aforesaid Also to my two sons
Caleb and Alexander Mark aforementioned two
thirds in equal portions of all my land situate outside of public road at Powers
Cove Brooklyn aforesaid and one half in equal portions of all my land at Sandy
Cove Brooklyn aforesaid
Unto my son Caleb dwelling house now in my occupation
And it is my wish that my son Alexander Mark have the dwelling
house now owned by my son Caleb Unto my
wife Selina and my youngest daughter Ellen also
one third of all my land situate outside of public road at Powers Cove Brooklyn
aforesaid Also all my furniture and personal effects and $200.00 two hundred
dollars now in the Bank of Montreal Saint John’s and that my wife Selina and
my youngest daughter Ellen shall have a home in either of
the houses afore refered to in this my will booth untill they marry and I appoint
my sons George L. and Caleb to
be executors of this my will in witness whereof I have made my mark at the
foot of and hereof in the presence of the two subscribing witnesses JOHN
his X Handcock of John We the undersigned
have attested the execution of the foregoing writing by the said John
Handcock he making his mark hereto as and for his last will in the
sight and presence of us present at the same time Signed
by the testator John Handcock (by his mark) and published
and delivered by him as and for his last will and testament in the presence
of us the subscribers on the 13th day of September Anno Domini nineteen
hundred and ten who in presence of the said testor and of each other have hereunto
subscribed our names as witnesses on the day last above written the same having
been first read over and explained to the testator in our presence and by him
fully approved Henry G. Stares Edwin James Ryall
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
& Geo L. Handcock
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