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Will of Amelia Power
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,
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.
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.
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