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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Alfred Pelley
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 148-150
probate year 1910
Alfred Pelley deceased.
Hants Harbour Newfoundland In
the name of God. Amen. The thirteenth day of August one thousand nine
hundred and nine I Alfred Pelley of Hants Harbor Newfoundland
Fisherman being sick and weak of body, but of perfect mind and memory,
thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of
the body, knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make
and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say, principally
and first of all. I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty
God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth, to be buried in
decent christian burial, at the discretion of my executor nothing doubting,
but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the
almighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith
it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I
give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
First I give and bequeath my dwelling house and all my outhouses. Lands
and Garden sheep and all my cattle to my beloved wife Elizabeth
Pelley until her decease when it shall become the property of my adopted son
Barzallai Pelley. He the said Barzallai Pelley is not to sell barter,
or exchange any of the said cattle during my wife’s lifetime without her full
consent. Also. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth
Pelley the sum of Twelve dollars per annum together with the rent of the property
sold to James W. Janes viz ($10.00) Ten dollars per annum until expiration
of said lease. Also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth
Pelley all my Beds & Bedsteads Bedding Bedroom furniture to dispose
of as she pleases also I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth
Pelley whatever money I may have at my decease. After my wife’s decease
the rent due from Adeys property now sold to James W. Janes is to be
paid to my adopted son Barzallai Pelley.
I give and
bequeath to my son William James Pelley now residing at Lynn Mass my
watch and watch chain. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul
all and every other former testaments, wills Legacies bequests, and executors,
by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed; ratifying and
confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. And I
hereby appoint Peter Tuck to be my sole executor of this my last will
and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
the day and year above written Alfred Pelley his x mark Signed Sealed
published pronounced and declared by the said Alfred Pelley as
his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers J.
W. Janes J. P. Peter Tuck
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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