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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Louisa Plomer


Will of Louisa Plomer
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 249-250 probate year 1883

In re
      Louisa Plomer deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Louisa Plomer of Fogo Nfland being of sound mind & memory though weak in body do make & declare this my last will & testament.    Of the amount to my credit in Bank in St. John’s I will & bequeath to my brother George in trust for Mr. Plomer, to find him in board, lodging & clothing for the remainder of his life, and whatever amount remains on Mr. Plomer’s death I give & bequeath to my aforenamed brother for his sole use & benefit

Of the amount promised by Mr. Cook for my dwelling house viz £150 cy I give & bequeath as follows

  • To my sisters Jane, Harriet, Ann & Emma the sum of ten pounds cy each
  • To my brother George the sum of ten pounds
  • To my two half sisters Belinda & Sarah Rees the sum of £5 each-
  • To my nieces Louisa Hiscock & Mary Jane Drover the sum of £5 each
  • To my godchildren the sum of £20 in equal shares
  • To Mrs. Stone & Miss Meek of Barr’d Islands the sum of £5 each
  • To Dr. Findlater & Ray C. Meek the sum of £10 each.
  • To St. Andrew’s Church Fogo the sum of £10.
  • To Claude Cook the sum of £10
  • To Mrs. Marriott, S. John’s the sum of £10 for the Colonial & Continental Church Society’s Mission to the Jews.

Of the amount due from Mr. Cook on dwelling house purchased from me- viz £70- I give & bequeath as follows-

  • To the Church at Lance Cove Belle Isle, the sum of £10-
  • To the Cathedral Completion Fund the sum of £10
  • To my goddaughter Edith Meek the sum of £10-
  • To Matilda Carter the sum of £5
  • To my nephews James & George Hiscock the sum of £5 each-
  • To Rev W. Hoyles, England, my gold brooch.
  • To my brother George all my books with the exception of three Bibles wh. I leave to my nephew Thomas Rees
  • The remainder of money I die possessed of I leave in trust for Mr. Plomer, to my brother George in conjunction with the amount mentioned in the beginning of this will.

My household furniture I give & bequeath to Mr. Plomer with the exception of four chairs wh. I have already promised to Mrs. Stone & one table to Mrs. James Randle. My storehouse I give & bequeath to Mrs. Jos. Torraville Sr- I hereby appoint Mr. Stone & Mr. Cook as executors to this my last will & testament.    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 3rd day of April A.D. 1883.    Louisa Plomer her X mark.    Signed sealed & declared by the aforenamed Mrs. Plomer as & for her last will & testament in presence of us who in her presence & in presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses Andrew Cook, Christopher Meek.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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