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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph Hicks


Will of Joseph Hicks
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 429-430 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
Joseph Hicks of Flat Islands, Bonavista Bay
Fisherman deceased

      The twenty eighth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight. I Joseph Hicks of Flat Island, Bonavista Bay, being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament.
(1) I will and bequeath my house and third part of the fishing room known as “Hick’s room” and gardens also my personal effects, together with two Salmon nets, and one seal net and all my money with bed and bedding to my foster mother Mary Ann Butt
(2) I will and bequeath my spy-glass and gun to Bartholomew Butt
(3) one salmon net I leave to my uncle Andrew Butt.
(4) and I also leave a salmon net to my uncle Joshua Butt.
(5) My other house which came to me by the decease of my only brother Eli Hicks and all it contains I will and bequeath to my foster mother Mary Ann Butt.
(6) The money which came to me through the decease of my brother is to be used in burying me and purchasing suitable headstones to be erected at our graves.
(7) Should any remain it is to be equally divided among my three aunts viz: Jane Butt of Flat isld. Elizabeth Butt of Berry Land and Emma White of Greenspond.
I appoint Theophilus J. Janes as my Executor. Signed. Joseph his X mark Hicks. Signed and declared by the said Joseph Hicks as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers. (Sgd) J W. Cullen. (Sgd) Stephen Ralph. (Sgd) Theophilus J. Janes. (Sgd) A. H. Seymour Com Supr ct.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Joseph Hicks deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
D. Morison
granted to
T. J. Janes
the Excor.
Oct. 12: 1898
sworn under



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