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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Martha Hicks

 

Will of Martha Hicks
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 405-406 probate year 1916

In re
      MARTHA HICKS       deceased.

      I, Martha Hicks widow of the late John Hicks, of the town of Bonavista, in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking any other made by me at any time before
      (1) I hereby appoint my son William Hicks, to be the executor of this my last will and testament directing him as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, to pay all my just and lawful debts and testamentary expenses out of my estate.
      (2) After the payment of my debts and testamentary expenses I hereby give, devise and bequeath, all my property in the following manner, that is to say:-
      (3) I give, devise and bequeath to my grandson Herbert Hicks, all that my dwelling house and all furniture therein, with all the land in connection therewith, and buildings thereon, providing he looks after me well during the remainding days of my life and buries me decently after my decease, to be his absolutely.
      (4) I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my son William Hicks, all that one-half of that my meadow situate and being on the Cape Shore, near George Power & Bros. property, to be his during his natural life, and after his decease, to his sons Samuel Hicks, and Herbert Hicks, share and share alike to be theirs absolutely.
      (5) I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my son Isaac Hicks, all that my interest in that garden known as Fleming’s, in which his dwelling now is, (thereby making the whole garden his), and one-half of that meadow situate and being on the Cape Shore, near George Power and Bros. also that piece of land situate and being on Caller Hills, near Joseph Keats dwelling, and also that small meadow near Samuel Philips, (but the store thereon is to be Samuel Hicks, as otherwise directed and bequeathed), to be his own property during his natural life, and after his decease, to his sons, Thomas Hicks, Herbert Hicks, and John Hicks, share and share alike, to be theirs absolutely.
      (6) I hereby give, devise, and bequeath, to my grandson Samuel Hicks, all that my interest in that garden near Thomas Whiffen’s property, being a part of my late husband’s estate, and situate and being between my sons William and Isaac’s share of said property, to be his absolutely, also the Store in a part of the small meadow near Samuel Phillips, and direct that he can either keep the store on said land or remove it at his own option, however, should he chose to remove the store, the land on which it is built is to become the property of my son Isaac, forming a part of said meadow bequeathed to him in section five.    If he (Samuel) chose to keep store on said land the land on which it is built is to be his own absolutely.
      (7) I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my grandson Thomas Hicks, all that the interest of my deceased son Thomas Hicks, in that garden or meadow, known as Woods garden, situate and being near Mrs. Mary Hayward’s and John Philips garden, to be his absolutely.     In witness whereof, I have set my hand this ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen.     Martha her X mark Hicks     Signed published and declared by the testator as and for her last will and testament, in the presence of us both, who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereof (the same having first been read over and explained) H.J. Dwyers     Heber Abbott

Correct,
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat
June 26/16
Kent J.
Probate
July 7/16
granted to
Wm Hicks
Estate sworn
at $470.00

 

 

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