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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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John Archibald Pearce
Will of John Archibald Pearce
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 215
probate year 1914
JOHN ARCHIBALD PEARCE deceased.
In the name of “God”,
Amen. I Archibald Pearce, of the Dock,
in the District of Port-de-Grave, being of sound mind but feeble in body- do
make this my last will and testament in the following form-
First to my
wife Elizabeth Ann Pearce, I give and bequeast two thirds
of the whole estate left and bequeasted to myself and my mother by my father
to be hers forever, to do what she like with.
Second, The remaining one third
of the whole estate I also give to my said wife for the support, maintenance,
good care and attendance of my mother Fanny Pearce during
the remainder of her life. She my said mother being at the present time in
her dote-age, and is both deaf and blind- and is not capable to take charge
of the estate.
Third. It is also my wish and desire that no part of the said
estate shall be given away or sold by my said wife or mother, (unless it is
for their immediate suport), untill after my said mothers death, then the whole
estate become the property of my said wife- But should my wife refuse to look
after my mother I give full power and authority to my executors to sell said
one third of the whole estate for my said mothers support- and I appoint the
Rev. F. Severn and Mr. Nathan Newell to be
my executors Signed by me this 21st day of December
A.D. 1913. Archibald Pearce. Witnesses, Robert
J. Wells Nathan Newell.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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