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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Robert Sparke Hutchings

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Robert Sparke Hutchings
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 554 & 555 probate year 1848

In re
     Robert Sparke Hutchings       deceased.

In the name of the Most Holy and Blessed Trinity Father Son and Holy Ghost the one Great and Incomprehensible and Most Adorable God, Amen. I Robert Sparke Hutchings of Dittisham in the County of Devon Clerk but now Resident Chaplain of Prince of Wales Island in the East Indies being of sound mind but now mindful of the uncertainty of human existence do commit my soul to the mercy of God through the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and do make this my last will and testament in manner following,
first I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate in England the East Indies or elsewhere of which I may die possessed or be entitled to in reversion of whatsoever nature or description the same may be to my beloved and affectionate wife Elvira in whom I have every reason to place the most perfect confidence.
Secondly I will that she shall receive use and enjoy the income arising from the same during her life,
thirdly that she shall have power to dispose of the whole of the aforesaid property by her will giving the same to our children in such shares or proportions as she may think proper,
fourthly that nevertheless it is not hereby intended to exclude her from the power of selling or disposing of any part or parts thereof during her life provided it be for the use and benefit of any of our dear children,
lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Elvira to be my sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
Dated at Penang this eighteen day of July 1822 (Signed) Robert Sparke Hutchings (LS)
Witnesses to this my last will and testament (Signed) Robt Ibbetson, H.C. Civil Service Penang.   Ralph Rice Recorder of Penang.   A.J. Kerr, Registrar of the Court of Judicature at Penang.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


(Will of Robert Sparke Hutchings from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 168 & 169 probate year 1848. It is probable that this will was probated in England in 1828.)

In the name of the Most Holy and Blessed Trinity Father Son and Holy Ghost the one Great and Incomprehensible God! Amen. I Robert Sparke Hutchings of Dittisham in the County of Devon Clerk but now Resident Chaplain of Prince of Wales Island in the East Indies being of sound mind but now mindful of the uncertainty of human existence do commit my soul to the mercy of God through the merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following.

First. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate in England the East Indies or elsewhere of which I may die possessed or be entitled to in reversion of whatsoever nature or description the same may be to my beloved and affectionate wife, Elvira, in whom I have every reason to place the most perfect confidence.
Secondly. I will that she shall receive use and enjoy the income arising from the same during her life.
Thirdly. That she shall have power to dispose of the whole of the aforesaid property by her will giving the same to our children in such shares or proportions as she may think proper.
Fourthly. That nevertheless it is not hereby intended to exclude her from the power of selling or disposing of any part or parts thereof during her life provided it be for the use and benefit of any of our dear children.
lastly. I do hereby constitute and appoint my said wife Elvira to be my Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
Dated at Penang this eighteenth day of July 1822. (Signed) Robert Sparke Hutchings (LS)
Witnesses to this my last Will and Testament (Signed) Robert Ibbetson, HC Civil Service. Penang. ~
Ralph Rice. Recorder of Penang.   A.J. Kerr, Registrar of the Court of Judicature at Penang ~ True Copy. Richard Allan Acting Registrar ~ Registrar the 16th July 1827 ___________
Proved at London the 19th September 1828 before the Worshipful John Daubery. Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Elvira Hutchings. Widow the Relict the Sole Executrix to whom Administration was granted, having been first sworn duly to administer. Charles Duberley(?) ~ John Iggleston(?)     Charles Bidford. Deputy Registrar

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)

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