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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Virtue King
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 444-445 probate
Virtue King deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Virtue King of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland
widow hereby revoking all former wills and Testaments by me at anytime made
First I give and bequeath to my daughter Maria Collins the
piece or parcel of land now occupied by her and upon which she has erected
a dwelling-house the said piece of land to be increased twenty feet in width
to the westward and also a right of way from the north side of her said dwelling
house to the Torbay Road, following the car road around the back of the new
double dwelling house.
I give and bequeath to my son John King all the remainder of my portion of
the land held by me under agreement with George Andrews subject
to the performance by him of the covenants and conditions in the said agreement
by me to be performed
Third I give one of my cows to my said son John the other
equally to my daughters Maria and Eliza.
Fourth I give and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of the property
of which I shall die possessed to my said son John and my said daughters Maria and Eliza in
equal shares I appoint my son in law George H Cook Executor hereto. Dated at
this first day of May A.D. 1905. (sgd) Virtue her x mark King Signed published
and declared by the said Testator as and for her last will and Testament in
our presence who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each
other subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Chas H. Hutchings George H. Cook.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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