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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Pike



Will of Thomas Pike
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 28 & 29 probate year 1913

In re Thomas Pike      deceased.

The last will and testament of Thomas Pike planter Freshwater district Bay de Verde. I Thomas Pike being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament as follows: -
(1) I do hereby give and bequeath to my beloved wife Maria Pike my dwelling house and effects therein; also my cattle and all lands except as hereinafter stated i.e.
(b) I do give and bequeath to my nephew Frank Pike all my lands and property at Cat Harbor near Cape Freels Notre Dame Day - the said property being now in charge of Jonathan Parsons, Cat Harbor.
(c) I do give and bequeath to George Edward Pike and Walter Fredrick Pike a piece of land known as my large south garden, bounded by the public road on the south, and also on the east and by my own land on the N. And West the two said brothers, my nephews, to share and share alike
I do hereby appoint John Moores of the late Silas Moores to be my sole executor of this my last will & testament - Thomas his X mark Pike - I hereby set my mark. Witnessed by William Pike    Jacob Pike Freshwater April 29th 1911.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
April 4/13
C. J.
April 4/13
to John
sworn at



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.

Page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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