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Will of Henry Taylor Pearce
In re Henry Taylor Pearce deceased
Know all men by these presents, that I Henry Taylor Pearce of Twillingate North Island in the Northern District of Newfoundland being in ill health, but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made. And as to my worldly estate and all the property real, personal, or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease. I give, devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit:-
I give, devise, and bequeath to my sons Henry Hayward Pearce, and William Dawe Pearce, my land situated on North Side to be equally divided between them, to dispose of as they wish-
I give, devise and bequeath to my son Henry Hayward Pearce all my Carpenters tools
I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Harriet Pearce one Glass Mirror
I give, devise and bequeath to my son William Dawe Pearce one Short-gun.
I give devise, and, bequeath to my nephew John Dominic Pearce son of Andrew. J. Pearce, one silver watch, which formerly belonged to my Uncle Abraham.
I give, devise and bequeath to my nephew Dawe Pearce Osmond, son of Mark and my Sister Elizabeth Osmond one Cuckoo Clock.
I give, devise, and bequeath to my nephew Louis Osmond son of Mark and my sister Elizabeth Osmond one Mahogany Box formerly belonging to my Uncle Abraham.
I give, devise & bequeath, to my nephew Andrew Joseph Osmond son of Mark & my sister Elizabeth Osmond one Mirror.
I give, devise and bequeath to my nephew Frederick Osmond son of Mark & my sister Elizabeth Osmond, one long gun.
I give, devise, and bequeath to my brother Andrew Joseph Pearce my land at Wild Cove and my land at Back harbor Road and its appurtances, and all the profits, income, and advantage that may result therefrom, to have and to hold the same to the said Andrew Joseph Pearce his heirs and assigns to his and their use and behoof for ever, I also give, devise, and bequeath to my brother the said Andrew Joseph Pearce one Gun which is now in his possession
-All the rest and residue of my estate, real and personal, and mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed, or to which I shall be entitled at my decease, I give, devise and bequeath to my brother Andrew Joseph Pearue, his heirs and assigns to his and their. Use and behoof for ever. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my brother Andrew Joseph Pearce. And my friend George Roberts son of Andrew Roberts Sr North Side Twillingate to be the executors of this my last Will and Testament. In testimony whereof I, the said Henry Taylor Pearce have to this my last Will and Testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal this seventeenth day of August A.D. 1907 Henry Taylor Pearce Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the said Henry Taylor Pearce. And for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence, and the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Chas D Mayne Frederick W Newman
Correct William F. Lloyd
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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.
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Revised: October 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)
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