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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Hicks
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 203-204
probate year 1906
This will is also recorded, with additional comments in the margin,
in volume 8 page 100 probate year 1906.
Thomas Hicks deceased. see p. 100
This is the last will and Testament of me Thomas Hicks planter residing
at Durrells Arm Twillingate Newfoundland.
Firstly I give and bequeath to my son John the old house formerly occupied
by me, to do with as he deem best.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my son John, the new meadow situated at
back of my new house, for his own use and benefit, to do with as he deems
Thirdly I give and bequeath to my wife and my four grand-children namely,
William oldest son of John, John next eldest son of John,
Stanley John son of Samuel and Joseph eldest son of James, during their lifetime the
whole of my room
Fourthly I give and bequeath to my grand-child William eldest son of John,
a piece of fenced land about half an acre, situated on top of a spot called "grandma's
flat" and about a quarter of a mile from my residence (a public right
of way divides this piece of land from the new meadow.
It is to be understood that the third bequest which has reference to my
wife and my four grand-children is made with the understanding that the
parents namely, that the fathers of the above named grand children are
to maintain my wife, that is by giving an equal proportion towards her
support during her lifetime if the parents namely the fathers of any of
the grand children refuse on any account to maintain my wife in equal proportion
during her lifetime then the share of my room belonging to the son of the
parent thus refusing, to be divided amongst the remaining grandchildren,
the refusing to mean the parent or parents of any of the before mentioned
grand children objecting or being unable to maintain my wife in equal proportion
during her life time This section only applies so long as my wife remains
unmarried after my death. Should my wife again marry then all further maintenance
to cease I might here add that the New Meadow, and the piece of fenced
land situate at back of house does not apply to the section three as belonging
to my room as both these spots have been taken in at a later date
And I appoint James Young son of late Simon Young of Twillingate and Samuel
Minty son of late George Minty of Twillingate to be the executors to this
my sole and only will
In witness whereof I hereunto set my mark this twentieth day of May in
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine. Thomas
his x mark Hicks
Signed by the said Thomas Hicks the Testator by affixing his mark in our
presence who in the presence of each other at the same time subscribed
our names as witnesses Dr. Stafford Surgeon Twillingate Joseph
D. M. Browning
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