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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(L)
John G. Lucas

 

Will of John G Lucas
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 22 to 24 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     John G. Lucas       deceased.

I John G. Lucas of Bay Roberts, in the Island of Newfoundland do make and declare this to be my last will and Testament.
First. I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions by me at any time before made.
Second. I give and bequeath to my wife, Ann Lucas, the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars, this amount being made up of five hundred dollars in the Government Savings Bank, at St. John's, bearing interest at three per cent, and two hundred and fifty dollars in the hands of Ayre and sons, Merchants of St. John's, bearing interest at four per cent per annum and the further sum (if any) remaining to the credit of my current account with Ayre and Sons at the time of my death and should any of the said money accruing to my wife, Ann Lucas, from this will remain unused or unexpended at the time of her death, it is my wish and desire that the same shall be handed over to my children, Thomas J. Lucas, Sarah R. Wheeler, and Agnes A. Miller, in equal proportions.
Third. I give and bequeath all my books, clothing, writing desk, valise and two trunks unto my said son, Thomas J. Lucas.
Fourth. I give and bequeath to my said wife, Ann Lucas, all my household furniture and effects the same to remain in her possession and to be used for her convenience during her life time and after her death the same household furniture and effects shall go to my said children, Thomas J. Lucas, Sarah R. Wheeler, and Agnes A. Miller, in equal proportions.
Fifth. I will and direct that all my manuscript writings be placed in the hands of the Rev. William Browning, Methodist Minister, as soon after my death as may be convenient.
Sixth. I will and direct that out of the residue of my Estate all my just debts, funeral and other expenses be paid by my executors and the balance remaining from the same divided in equal amounts between my said children, Thomas J. Lucas, Sarah A. Wheeler and Agnes A. Miller.
Seventh. I hereby appoint Thomas C. McLeod of Bay Roberts and John Snow of William of the same place to be the executors of this my last will and Testament.
Witness my hand at Bay Roberts aforesaid this Twenty-first day of July Anno Domini, one thousand nine hundred and four. John G. Lucas.
Signed by the above named John G. Lucas as his last will and Testament in the presence, of us, both being present at the same time who in the presence of the Testator and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Thomas C. McLeod   Robert Pittman Bay Roberts July 21st 1904

Codicil:- I hereby direct that after my death my large armchair shall be given to Sadie K. Lucas, daughter of my son Thomas Lucas. I now appoint Robert Pittman of Saint John's to be an additional executor for the purpose of attending to the registration of this my last will and Testament. Should his services be required. John G. Lucas. Witness to signature of Codicil John Evans    Robert Pittman Bay Roberts October 30th, 1905:

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John G. Lucas with one codicil
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
May 17/06
Rights of the
Executor
McLeod to
be reserved
Emerson J.
Probate
granted to
John Snow
Robt. Pittman
on May 19th
AD 1906
Estate
sworn at
$1056.00

 

 

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 (November 4, 2002)

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