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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Richard Hicks
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 264 to 266
probate year 1914
RICHARD HICKS deceased.
This is the last will and testament of the undersigned Richard Hicks of
Catalina Newfoundland Master Mariner I Richard Hicks being
of sound mind memory and understanding do hereby will devise bequeath as follows:- To my wife Tryphenia
Ann Hicks I give and bequeath all my money I also give
and devise to her all my property. For she to have full control of same so
long as she shall live. After the death of my wife Tryphenia Ann Hicks I do
hereby will devise bequeath as follows:-
1st I give and devise to
my son Gordon Hicks all that piece of property called the potatoe garden situated
near the late Samuel Edwards also the fourth part of land
by Thorburn Street (the eastern end) also the fourth part of the water side
from the Hill to the water the eastern part. Also the furniture in the parlor
with the exception what I leave to my daughter.
2nd I give and devise to my
son Boyd Hicks all the marsh land known as the old Cabbage garden near Edwards. Also piece of property back of the stable bounded on the West by Helen’s
property. Also the fourth part of land by Thorburn Street, next to Gordon’s
part. Also the fourth part of the water side from the Hill to the water next
to Gordon’s part. Also Bed beding and all furniture
in the back bedroom in which he slept.
3rd I give and devise to my son Norman
Hicks half of the garden in front of my dwelling house. The fourth part of
land on Thorburn Street next to Boyd’s part. The fourth part of the water
side next to Boyd’s part. Also the Hill on the water side of the Main
Street, bounded on the West by Samuel Hicks property, and on the East by road
leading to Bremner’s
old place. Also the old Store that is on the property and all that is into
it. If sufficient room to build two dwelling
houses I wish for you to let my son Gordon build one if he
wants to do so. I also give and devise half of my part of the potato garden
in front of Isaac J. Mifflen dwelling house. (The South part)
Also all of the furniture in the spare bedroom including Bed and Beding.
4th I give and devise to my son John Hicks my
dwelling house all the furniture in the dining room (with the exception of
the Organ) All the furniture in my own Bedroom and all furniture and utensils
in kitchen. Also my part of the stable but the stable is to be removed on the
property where the water closet is. Also half of the garden in front of my dwelling house, the fourth part of the
property on Thorburn Street. The Western part next to Norman’s. Also the fourth part of the water side next to Samuel
Hicks property, And half
of my part of the potato garden in front of Isaac John Mifflen’s
dwelling house (the North part)
5th I give and devise to my daughter Dottie
Marie Hicks. The Organ. Two enlarged photos of her mother and father.
Also the watnot and all that is on it. And all that is in her own bedroom. I also give and bequeath to my daughter Dottie
Marie Hicks Fifty dollars per
year until she attains to the age of twenty over and above her proportional
share of all Cash left after the death of my wife. I wish it to be understood
that all my son’s and daughter shall share and share alike in whatever
money or cash would be left- But in event of their being no money left I further
wish it to be understood that my daughter shall get her fifty dollars per year
until the age of twenty. From my son’s or otherwise they shall forfeit
their part of property. All the property mentioned herein is situate in N.
E. Arm of Catalina aforesaid. And I do hereby
constitute and appoint Albert Lodge of Catalina aforesaid
as the executor of this my last will and testament. I hereby revoke all other
wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal at Catalina aforesaid
this fourteenth day of March one thousand nine hundred and fourteen. Richard
Hicks (LS) Signed sealed published and declared
by said Richard Hicks as and for his last will and testament in the presence
of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses hereof
Dougal White (LS) James Stuart
Codicil I Richard Hicks do hereby give to my son Boyd
Hicks my dwelling
house until my son John Hicks gets married and should require it. And then
he is to help Boyd to build one.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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