Will of Martha Hicks
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 405-406 probate
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
(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
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
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)