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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Moores


Will of George Moores
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 181-183 probate year 1910

In re
      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 Moores are 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 -

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec. 30/10
Emerson J
Dec. 30/10
to James
Allan G
sworn at



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