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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Inkpen
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 553-555
probate year 1912
Elizabeth Inkpen deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Elizabeth Inkpen of Shalloway Great Burin Widow I appoint my son
Ephraim Inkpen to be sole executor of this my will. I give to my grandsons John and Joseph
Walter also my grand daughter Evelyn sons and daughter
of my late son Ernest Inkpen my dwelling House and Furniture and all
things thereto belonging Also my two upper Gardens also another garden
known as the Beach garden leading from a gate down towards my said Dwelling
House The same to be divided in equal shares between my grandsons and
grand daughter aforesaid when they or any of them shall attain the age
of Twenty one years or shall marry. I also give to my said granddaughter
Evelyn my English Gold Ring. I give my wedding Ring to my daughter Mary
Ann Hallett. I give my French Gold Ring to Miriam daughter of my said
son Ephraim. I give to my said son Ephraim a
garden leading from the Gate above referred to to His dwelling House
also my family Bible.
I give my watch to John son of Ernest aforesaid
I give a Trunk formerly owned by my late husband to Leonard son
of Ephraim I give my Trunk Bed Bedstead and Bedding to John
son of Ernest. I also
give a Bed to Joseph son of Ernest. I give a large chest formerly owned
by my late husband to my son Ephraim.
I request that
Sixty dollars be paid for my Funeral expenses and Tombstone and the remainder
of all monies that I may be possessed of at my decease be equally distributed
between my grandsons and grand daughter, sons and daughter of my said
late son Ernest Inkpen. It is my wish that Ellen widow of my aforesaid
son Ernest be allowed and permitted to reside on the property above mentioned
That is to say the property herein willed by me to my grand sons and
grand daughter as long as she remains a widow but in the event of her
marrying again she forfeits all that right and must reside elsewhere
And I hereby revoke all previous wills by me at anytime made and declare
this paper writing to be my last will and Testament. In witness whereof
I hereunto set my hand this thirteen day of March nineteen hundred and
nine - Elizabeth Inkpen - Signed by the said Elizabeth
Inkpen the Testatrix
in the presence of us present at the time who in her presence and in
the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses Albert
Inkpen Fisherman. Fred Inkpen fisherman
D. M. Browning
(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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