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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Hawco Senior


Will of James Hawco Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 336-337 probate year 1915

In re
      JAMES HAWCO deceased.

      In the name of God Amen    I James Hawco Merchant of Chapels Cove in the District of Harbor Main, being of sound mind and memory do make and declare this to be my last will and testament.    I give and bequeath to my wife Cecilia Hawco my dwelling house and all effects contained therein except one bed and bedding, and one portrait (as hereinafter mentioned).     I give and bequeath to my said wife all outhouses consisting of Two Barns (containing two cows Mowing Machine and Rake, and horse). Two Stores with all their contents, Factory with all its contents, also a piece of vacant land between the Factory and Pat Hawco’s land.     Carriage house and contents, consisting of Carriage and Sleigh.     I give and bequeath to my said wife the Cabbage Garden situated near the Dwelling house.    I also give and bequeath to my said wife, the cultivated land, known as the Ditch, also the Pasture land; to have and to hold all the foregoing described until her death, and after her death to be divided as follows:-
      I bequeath to my grandson Louis Hawco all the cleared land and one-half of the Pasture ground. Dwelling house, Two Stables, Two Stores and Factory, Fishing Trap Caplin Seine, Herring Net, Salmon. Net and Three fishing boats to his heirs and assigns forever.    I bequeath to my grandson Richard Hawco the use of the Factory Fishing Trap, Caplin Seine, Herring Net, Salmon Net and fishing boats.     I also bequeath to my said grandson the remaining half of the Pasture land.    I bequeath to my son Thomas Hawco the use of the Factory, Fishing Trap Caplin Seine Herring Net, Salmon Net and fishing boats.    I bequeath to my daughter Annie Burke one bed and bedding, also her mother’s picture (portrait).
      I further bequeath to my wife Cecilia the right to dispose of the Carriage, Sleigh, Mowing Machine and Rake, if she is in need.    I give and devise the sum of Fifty dollars ($50.) to the Rev. Fr. Shean Hr. Main to be used for Masses for the benefit of my two former wives Johanna and Ann and also myself.    I also bequeath the sum of Fifty dollars ($50) for my funeral expenses.    I hereby appoint Patrick Woodford and Patrick Hannon of Hr Main executors of this my last will and testament and charge them to read same three days afer my burial.    In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of May 1915. James Hawco. Signed by the testator in presence of John Duggan     James Hawco Jr.    P.D. Hannon, witnesses.

      Codicil to foregoing will.-     Whereas I James Hawco did on the 30th day of May 1915 make my last will and testament I do now by this writing add this codicil to my said will to be taken as a part thereof.    I hereby charge my grandson Louis to look after my said wife and support her if so required, until her death, and if he objects doing this, she (my said wife) is at liberty to dispose of any moveable article on the estate for her own benefit.    Providing my said wife Cecilia feels inclined to change her name or get married she forfeits all titles and claims to every part of my property herein mentioned    The amounts of money mentioned in this my will are in possession of my wife from whom it can be had. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of May 1915. James Hawco.    Signed in presence of John Duggan, James Hawco Jr. P.D. Harmon, witnesses.

      Further Codicil to will drawn May 30th 1915.    I devise and bequeath to my son Thomas my watch and any of my clothes that may be suitable for him, also all my carpenters tools now in the workshop.    Witness my hand and seal this 17 June 1915. James X his mark Hawco.    John Duggan, James Hawco. P.D. Harmon, witnesses.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Octr 1/15
Octr 28/15
granted to
Patk Woodford
& Patk Hannon
Estate sworn
at $980.00



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