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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Marley


(This one is my great great great grandfather, George MURLEY … recorded in will as MARLEY…, born East Coker, Somerset)


Last Will of George MARLEY, Bay of Islands
Made on the 22nd Day of May A.D. 1900


Testament of

George MARLEY of Bay of Islands, fisherman. This is the last Will and Testament of one George Marley of Bay of Islands.

  • First: I appoint my Son Levi Marley and Allen Bartlett Executors of this my last will. And I declare that the words my executors herein used shall comprise the persons aforesaid, and the suvivors of them, and the Executors and Administrators of such Survivors or other the Executors or Executor for the time being of this my will.

  • Second: I give and bequeath and devise my estate as follows. That is to say I give to my son Levi Marley all my Land and Property, situated at Child's Point, comprising of about four or five acres of Land with Dwelling house, Barn, and Store thereupon, and bounded as follows, on the West by John Perretts Land on the North by the Seashore on the East by Isaac Marleys property and on the south by the Public Main Road.

  • Third: I give and Bequeath to my son Williams Widow, that Parcel and lot of land Land with Dwelling house thereon now under fence, and occupied by my son William Marley previous to his Death and now occupied by his Widow. Situate in the Southwest Corner of the Property described to be my Son Levi Marleys.

  • Fourth: Should my Son Williams Widow Susanah Marley leave the aforesaid described lot or Parcel of Land and go elsewhere to reside, She is to Sell or hand over to my Son Levi Marley or to one of his sons the said lot or Parcel of Land for a consideration to be decided upon by my said Executors.

  • Fifth: In consideration of this my Will and Bequest to my Son Levi Marley of my Land and Property, I am to receive a comfortable Support and Residence in my Son Levi Marleys dwelling and to be regarded as a member of his own family. And at my Death to receive a decent Christian Burial. And I hereby revoke all other wills and declare this writing to be my last Will and Testament.

In Witness Whereof I hereunto set my hand this twenty Second day of May in the Year of our Lord one Thousand nine hundred.

Signed by the Said George (his X) Marley.

The Testator in the presence of us present at the time who in his presence and in the presence of each other Subscribed our names as Witnesses to this paper and writing.

James Cooper
Henry (his X) Baldwin



Page Contributed & Transcribed by Linda Schmitt

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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