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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Prince
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 437-439
probate year 1912
John Prince deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me John Prince of John, of Seal Cove Bonavista Bay made this Fifth
day of July one thousand nine hundred and eleven I bequeath to Martha
Prince my wife all my monies at home and at the Bank (government Saving
Bank) I bequeath to Martha Prince my wife for the remainder of her life
the dwelling - house and contents half the land that is cleared and half
the land that is uncleared of which I hold the grant to the said Martha
Prince my wife I bequeath during her life time my share of the fishing
schooner “J & M Prince” of which I am part owner so long
as she is running and remain in our possession, and to her Martha
Prince my wife I bequeath my share of the profits and to which I John
Prince am entitled as part owner, to her Martha Prince I bequeath half the stable & half
the house of which I am part owner
It is my will that Elizabeth
Prince my daughter should be given lodging and part in my house and land
till such time as her children are able to support their mother the said
I bequeath to my son Alfred the other
half of the land that is now cleared and the other half of the land that
is not cleared (one half to my wife Martha the other half to my son Alfred of all the land I possess cleared and uncleared) of which I hold the
grant I bequeath to my son the said Alfred Prince the half of my share
in the fish store half of my share of the small fishing boats and half
of my share of the traps the other half of store traps and boat to which
I am entitled to my son Robert.
At the death of my wife
the said Martha Prince I devise and bequeath the dwelling house and contents
her (the said Martha Prince) part of the land her (my wife Martha
part of the stable and horse if in their possession to my son Robert At the death of my wife the said Martha
Prince I devise and bequeath
the share of the vessel now left to her Martha Prince to be equally divided
between my sons Robert and Alfred. I bequeath to the Church of England
Board of Education the piece of land 60 ft. square upon which the school
is now built I appoint as executor of this my will & testament Levi
Prince and William Prince of John we the
undersigned have attested the execution of the foregoing writing by the
said John Prince he making his signature as and for his last will in
the sight and presence of us present at the same time signed John
Prince Signed by the testator John
Prince and published and delivered by him
as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers
on the Fifth day of July nineteen hundred and eleven who in the presence
of the said testator and each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses on the day last above written the same having been first
read over and explained to the testator in our presence and by him fully
approved signed Levi Prince William Prince
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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