Will of Mark Oates
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 505-506 probate
MARK OATES. DECEASED.
I, Mark Oates, of the town of Carbonear, in the Electoral District
of Carbonear, Newfoundland, being of sound mind, memory, and understanding,
do make my last will and testament in manner and form following:
FIRST: I desire
that my funeral expenses be paid from my estate.
SECOND: I give, devise and
bequeath unto my son Edward, the whole of my dwelling house, with all
things contained therein; and all land surrounding it, with all barns, buildings
or outhouses built on it.
THIRD: I give, devise and bequeath
to my Grandson William, son of Edward,
my land situate on the South Side of Carbonear, and bounded as follows:
On North by Road, running by Pond Side.
East .. Land owned by Mr Rossiter.
.. South .. Public Road, leading west called Long
.. West .. Land occupied by Mr. G. Oates.
FOURTH: I give devise and bequeath
to my son Edward all my land situate on English Hill;
that part under fence being bounded as follows:
On North by Public
Road leaving East from Bennett’s
.. East .. .. .. Commonly
called Best’s Hill.
South .. Land owned by Howell’s.
West .. .. .. ..
the remaining part not fenced leads north from this and is situate
on West Side of Mr Chas Frampton’s
FIFTH: I give, devise and bequeath
to my son Edward a piece of land on North Ridge
of Carbonear, extending out towards Gadden’s Marsh, through
wich Bay de Verde Railway runs.
SIXTH: I hereby appoint William
R. Thoms executor of this my last will and testament.
- SEVENTH: I further desire,
that all property possessed by me at my death, whether it be money
or any kind whatsoever, not provided for by this will, or disposed of previous
to my decease, the same shall belong to my son Edward.
In witness whereof, I, Mark Oates the
testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this
eleventh day of September, one thousand nine hundred and twenty two. MARK
Signed, sealed & declared by the above named Mark Oates,
as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto
subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in the presence of
said testator and of each other.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Jany 15/24
to Wm. R. Thoms