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Will of John Pike Sr.
In the Estate of
In the name of God Amen I John Pike senr. of ?? St. Lawrence, Newfoundland, being sick, do make and ordain this to be my last will & Testament. I give, devise and bequeath to my wife Catherine Pike all my money deposited in the Bank of Nova Scotia or elsewhere also I give, devise and bequeath to my nephews Walter Albert Pike & John Robert Pike, sons of my brother Albert Pike, all my property consisting of cattles dwelling house, outhouses, store, state, flake, waterside and land wheresoever situate at St. Lawrence, subject to the following conditions. That my nephews the said Walter Albert Pike and John Robert Pike, do maintain & keep in comfort my wife Catherine Pike during her natural life, and that the said property and aforementioned be equally divided between my said nephews Water Albert Pike & John Robert Pike, excepting dwelling house which is to be Walter's and that my wife is to live in said house during her natural life and be maintained and kept in comfort by my said nephews. I do appoint Rev. J. Hewith RC Priest of the Mission of Burin or his successor executor of this my last will and Testament. I do hereby utterly disallow revoke, disannul all and other forms of Testaments made by me and so ratify and confirm this, and no other to be my last will & Testament.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Pike deceased.
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|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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