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Will of James Hawco Senior
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:-
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)
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