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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of George Moores
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 181-183
probate year 1910
George Moores deceased.
This is the Last will and Testament
of me George Moores of Northern Bay in the District
of Bay de Verde made this 20th Day of June 1910 and by this
I annul all other wills and Testament made by me. Being of sound mind
and understanding but weak in body and failing in health I desire to
set my house in order and dispose of my possessions in worldly goods
in the following manner.
1st To my wife Ellen Moores I give and bequeath
as her own of my personal property the sum of Five hundred dollars now
in Bank Also as long as she is my widow and holds her present name the
two meadows purchased by me from the Harris Estate on the “Bank” her
young cow & calf
one old sheep & Two lambs with the use of all the out houses for
her cattle without any dispute or hindrance from any person or persons
holding them with her The use of the organ
the rocker connected with the best room suite the dining room and the
spare bedroom with their furnishings for her use as long as she lives
in the house and holds the title of widow George Moores. She is also
to hold possession of the shop & goods until all the Bills of the
business coming due are paid after which if there is any balance of goods
or money left on hand my son James Moores and my wife Ellen
to share and share alike between them. In addition to the above bequests
to my wife Ellen she is to have the use of half the
front cabbage garden and the potatoe ground enough to sow half barrel
seed potatoes as long as she needs to use it.
To My daughter Beatrice now abroad if she should return or require to use it a room furnished
in the house with a bed and bedding The organ is to be Beatrices after
the decease of my wife Ellen or in case she should leave the house on
Mary again Also to my daughter Beatrice as
her own of my personal property I bequeath in money Four hundred dollars
to be paid her by my executors as soon as convenient after my decease.
I give and bequeath
to my daughter Mary Puddister as an heirloom one of
the chairs of my best room suite and Three hundred dollars in money as
soon as the affairs of my Estate are wound up To my four grand
children Claton & Harold & Robert & Stavanna Puddister I
bequeath the sum total of Seventy-five dollars to be placed on interest
for them and to be equally divided among them with all it interest when
they shall have each come to the full age of Twenty one years and if
one or more die the survivors are to share & share alike of what
it may amt. to.
To my only son James Moores his heirs or assigns
I give and bequeath all my lands whatever or wheresoever situated that
I hold and own in my own right likewise all my part of my fathers Estate
when it is divided and settled between my brothers excepting the bequests
herein contained to my wife and other children with my dwelling house & furniture
out-houses Fishing property the Shooner Sea Belle and all her belongings
cattle horse carriage sleigh & all my tools and implements for working
them: with the proviso that my wife Ellen Moores is to retain the use
of the shop if she need it to do a little business and James is not to
do anything to hinder her in earning a living but to help her as far
as possible and to make her as comfortable while she is living on the
property as he would do for his own Mother failing to do this I give
my wife Ellen permission to sell her bequests outside of the bare rooms
in the dwelling house She is also to have the use of the horse carriage & sleigh
when ever she needs them for her own use I also bequeath to my son James
Moores of my personal property the sum of Four hundred dollars
now invested in interest in the Lower Island Cove Methodist Church for
him to withdraw it or leave it there on interest according as he desires
to do with it
This is my last will and Testament and I do not alow any
misconstruction or errors contained herein to alter the bequests or the
spirit of this my will and I appoint Allan G. Hudson Executor to this
my last will and Testament to act with my son James Moores. Signed x
George Moores (LS) Signed in our presence who in his presence and in
the presence of each other and at the same time subscribe our names as
witnesses x George Jacobs x William Jacobs -
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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