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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Amelia Power


Will of Amelia Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 281-282 probate year 1884

In re
      Amelia Power deceased.

This the last will and testament of me Amelia Power of Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland Widow, being of sound mind but weak in body which I do make publish and declare as follows, vizt    To the Roman Catholic Church of Trinity Harbor I give and bequeath the sum of two hundred dollars, the same to be expended in repairs and improvements thereon and my executors will see that said amount is not diverted from that purpose-    To George Lockyer Senior I give and bequeath the large mirror in my sitting room.    To John Lockyer son of said George I give and bequeath all my lands with the dwelling house and all outhouses thereon and all right and privileges belonging thereto, together with what furniture, mirrors, kitchen utensils, earthenware, china and moveable property of every description save and except the articles goods and money hereinafter demised.    To Ann Elizabeth Pittman of Albert, New Perlican, Trinity Bay, I give and bequeath six silver spoons and a sugar tongs, also a black satin dress.    The circular table in my sitting room I give and bequeath to Arthur Pittman of Albert.     The oblong table in same room with the end leaves I give and bequeath to Luke Pittman of New Perlican,    To Ellen Pittman of Charles, I give and bequeath six silver tea spoons, twelve plated forks, a fish knife, a black silk dress, and four hundred dollars cash.    To my sister Amy Pitts, widow of John Pitts, late of New Perlican, I give and bequeath four hundred dollars cash and one feather bed-    To Arthur Pittman, son of Corbet, Perlican, I give and bequeath one feather bed and a bedstead, and the circular glass vase presented to me by him-    The chest of drawers in my bedroom I give and bequeath to Frederick Pittman of Perlican.     The chest of drawers in spare room I give and bequeath to Samuel Pittman of Albert,
And it is my will and pleasure to give and bequeath to my nephew the Reverend William James Lockyer, my sister-in-law Sarah Lockyer of Trinity- Arthur Pittman of Perlican and Samuel Pittman, also of Perlican, all money or monies that may remain or accrue to my estate after my decease-   Amelia her X mark Power.     Signed, acknowledged and declared by the said Amelia Power as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who, being present at the same time, in her presence, at her request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, this twenty fifth day of September A.D. 1883.   Wm. Veitch, G.H. Cole.

Codicil. I the above named Amelia Power do hereby order and direct that the sum of eighty dollars be reserved from my estate for the purpose of supplying a headstone to the memory of late husband Charles Power, lost on the steamer ship “Lion” January 1882 with suitable text or inscription for myself and him.    And the sofa in sitting room to my nephew the Revd William James Lockyer- Doctor Robert White and Mr. George Lockyer I do hereby appoint as my executors, Amelia her X mark Power.    Wm. Veitch, G.H. Cole.

Codicil Number Two.     I the aforesaid Amelia Power do also hereby give and bequeath the sum of eighty dollars to the Church of England of Trinity West, Trinity Bay the same way and manner by my executors as that demised to the Roman Catholic Church.    Amelia her X mark Power.     Witness Wm. Veitch, G.H. Cole.

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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