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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William A. Oke



Will of William A. Oke
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 374 probate year 1923


Property House and Land on Victoria Street, West side formerly owned by Isaac Martin and Benjamin. The Southern part on which it stands, bought from Isaac Martin, was deeded to my wife in 1897; the Northern part, was bought from Benjamin Martin by my wife, and is registered in her name. My interest in the Standard printing business, namely one half, is to rest in my wife's name, subject to whatever disposition she may make. Building and land is included in the business.
Land on St. John's Island: 10 acres, to go to my wife, as well as the land on Cochrane Street, east side, bought from James A. Power, the land and house on Garland's Hill, bought from Mrs. Smallcombe, the land on Long, bought from John Thomey, my interest in mining claim at Cheticamp, C. B. And interest in shares in "Big Farm" Mine in Roseland B. C.; and the two plots of land on Bell Island, bought from N. Rogerson are to be my wife's during her lifetime. At her death, the lots are to be divided between my two children, Gladys and Edward. Should my wife require to do so, she may dispose of any lot or all of them on the advice of my Executors. The money in the Savings Bank Newfoundland and Bank of Nova Scotia are vested in my wife. The accounts are in our joint names.
I direct that my son will see to the land, some twenty six acres, at the foot of Lady Lake, that was granted to my grandfather, Robert Oke in 1837, a plan of which will be found among the private papers. My son, Edward L. Oke and Charles E. Hunt of St. John's, are nominated as the executors of this will, with the advice that the said Charles E. Hunt will be consulted in any matter that will need legal oversight.
W. A. Oke. Harbor Grace, Nfld.
Dec. 31. 1922.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 18/23
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Edward L. Oke
and Chas. E. Hunt
May 18/23.
Estate sworn
at $985.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 24, 2002

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