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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Inkpen
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 584 to 586 probate
James Inkpen deceased.
Burin March 17th 1903 This is the
last will written by me James Inkpen In The
name of God amen I James Inkpen of Burin Newfoundland
It is my will, and wish, that I do order that all my just debts, and funeral
expenses be duly paid as soon as convenient after my death.
2nd I give and
bequeath unto my wife, House stores Lands and all utensils connected with the
property. I also authorize my wife to be the sole owner of my property. And
all debts that may be due me, this is for my wife as long as she lives. After
her death it belongs to my son Eleazar Z. Inkpen He is to
provide and give his sisters House room as long as they are single.
3rd I give
and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah the sum of Twelve hundred
4th I give and bequeath unto my son Eleazar the
sum of Twelve hundred dollars $1200.00 this money is to
be placed to his credit in the Bank until he is twenty years of age.
5th I give and bequeath unto
my daughter Carrie, the sum of Twelve hundred dollars $1200.00. this
money is to be placed to her credit in the Bank until she is twenty years of
6th I give and bequeath unto my two sisters the sum of Four hundred
dollars $400.00 Mary & Elizabeth two
hundred each, paid at the earliest convenient after my death
7th I leave the
sum of one hundred dollars $100.00 to buy a library for Sunday school connected
with Collins Cove Church.
8th I leave the sum of
fifty dollars $50.00 to help buy a library for Sunday School at Gt. Burin.
9th I leave the sum of fifty dollars $50.00 to help buy a library for Pardy’s
Island & Stepaside Sunday School.
10th I leave the sum of Twenty-five
dollars $25.00 to the officiating clergy paid at the earliest convenient after
11th I also leave the sum of Thirty dollars $30.00 to
my bearers, five dollars each, to be paid at the earliest convenient.
12th I also leave the sum of one hundred dollars to John
Mitchell of Joseph if alive
$100.00 paid at the earliest convenient.
13th I leave the sum of
Two hundred dollars $200.00 to be placed on interest, the interest taken each
year and given to Foreign Mission Society.
14th I leave the balance
to my wife.
15 I appoint my wife and three children Sarah, Eleazer & Carrie to be the executors of this my last will. I James
Inkpen of Burin do appoint
and give full power to my son Eleazer, and the Presiding Clergy
to draw and receive my moneys from bank or whatever place it may be after my
death. witness James Inkpen Charles Howse Methodist Minister
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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