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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(R)
George Reader

 

 

Will of George Reader
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 518 to 520 probate year 1905

Reader George.       Last will of

This is the last will and testament of me George Reader, Planter residing in Bonavista in the Island of Newfoundland. I will and bequeath to my wife Julia Ann Reader for her sole use and benefit during her lifetime all my property of every description: - that is to say dwelling houses, household furniture, land, meadows fishing room flake room, and every thing that is mine.
I will and bequeath to my wife Julia Ann Reader (and after her death to my son George Reader) to my son John Reader & to my son William Reader my outhouses & store share and share alike.
After my wife Julia Ann Reader's death I will and bequeath to my son George Reader the dwelling house in which I am now living together with the household furniture; also the ground to the west of said house and the ground to the east of said house to within ten (10) feet of the house occupied by my son William Reader.
After my wife Julia Ann Reader's death I will and bequeath to my son John Reader one third part that is to say the south west part of my fishing and flake room; one third part, that is to say, the middle part to my son George Reader, and the remaining part to my son William Reader.
After the death of my wife Julia Ann Reader I will and bequeath to my son John Reader the dwelling house he now occupies and the ground to the west of said house.
After the death of my wife Julia Ann Reader I will and bequeath to my son William Reader the dwelling house he now occupies, and the land from end of said house to the pond.
After the death of my wife Julia Ann Reader I will and bequeath my two meadows to my three aforenamed sons share and share alike. Also the ground to the westward of Little Brook. I will and bequeath in like manner unto my aforenamed sons, but this ground that is Little Brook ground, my wife can divide if she thinks proper.
Further it is my express will and desire, and my property is bequeathed to each and every one named in this my last will and testament subject to the fulfilling or carrying out my express will and desire that is to say should anyone or all of my within named daughters desire at any time to sell or dispose of in any way, any portion, or the whole of the property, or anything whatever bequeathed to them by this my last will and testament They, the legatees must sell, or dispose to a member of my family or of their own family.
I appoint John Roper and John Rowsell Esquire executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand this 22 day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty six. George Reader.
Signed by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this 22nd day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty six. John J. Roper.    John S. Rowsell.

Codicil to the within named will.
I the undersigned George Reader testator to the within will do hereby cancel and revoke each and every portion of said will wherein I bequeathed property house land fishflakes or anything else of whatever nature or character to my son George Reader now residing in the Dominion of Canada unless the said George Reader my son return to and settle down for good in Bonavista within (5) five years of my death. In the event of his returning and settling for good within 5 years as aforesaid then the bequeathments to remain as in my last will and testament but in the event of my son George Reader not returning and residing as aforesaid then all and every part or portion of my property house land fishflake or anything else bequeathed to my son George Reader aforesaid in the within will aforesaid I bequeath to my sons John Reader and William Reader share and share alike
Signed by the testator as a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses this twenty ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight George Reader     Witnesses     John J. Roper     Witness John S. Rowsell.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of George Reader.
D. M. Browning

Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Oct 24/05
Emerson J.
Probate to
Jn. Roper
30 Oct. 05
$1300

 

 

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 May 23, 2002

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