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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Stephen Sharpe
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 226-227 probate
STEPHEN SHARPE deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Stephen Sharpe of Thorburn Road St. Phillips St. John’s
West farmer. To each of my four sons and to each of my two
daughters I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars in cash, said amount
to be placed in one of the Banks to the credit of each one separately and individually
immediately after my decease. To my wife Caroline I
give and bequeath the sum of one hundred dollars in cash for her especial use
and benefit. The cultivated portion of my property on which I now reside consisting
of about three acres together with the barn and outhouses thereon situated
also my dwelling house and all my household furniture therein contained I give
devise and bequeath to my wife Caroline for so long as she may survive after
my decease and remain unmarried to be used by her for the benefit and in the
interests of my family In the event however of the decease of this my wife
or of her remarriage then this property just mentioned shall be held and enjoyed
in the same way by my eldest son George Ernest until he has
reached the full age of twenty one years after which it shall be held and enjoyed
in the same manner by each of my sons in succession until they in turn have
reached the same age after which it shall become and remain the joint possession
of my two youngest surviving sons and of their heirs and assigns
To my wife
Caroline and to my four sons I give devise and bequeath in
equal portions the whole uncultivated portion of the landed property now in
my possession consisting of about fifty seven acres more or less and which
may be described in the following manner in three lots as follows Lot one that
on which I now reside which after deducting the cultivated portion previously,
mentioned contains about seventeen acres: Lot two, situated immediately to
the rear of Lot one containing about twenty acres and Lot three situated on
the Eastern side of the road known as Kings Road containing about twenty acres,
said three lots to be equally divided as before stated between my wife and
four sons aforesaid in the following manner namely to my wife and to each of
my four sons three and one half acres of lot one. Four acres
to each of lot two and four acres to each of lot three provided that free access
be permitted to each and every portion by means of a roadway to be made and
reserved through each lot for that purpose.
also my desire and wish that no portion of this property as above described
shall be sold or assigned to any person or persons other than the members of
my family. Should my wife and children after
my decease decide to stay on the property and work it together in the interests
of the family then my horse wagon carts and farming implements are to be reserved
for that purpose: in the event of their leaving
the property and going elsewhere to live then my horse, wagon and farming implements
are to be sold without reserve the proceeds of such sale being equally divided
between each member of my family It is also
my wish and desire that my two daughters may have a home on this property whenever
they require it while they remain unmarried. I hereby revoke
all other and former wills by me made and declare this to be my last will and
testament. I appoint Charles R. Belbin to
be executor of this my will. February 10th A.D.
1914. Stephen Sharpe. Signed
published and declared by the said Stephen
Sharpe as and for his last
will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who in the presence
of the said testator and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses this nineteenth day of February Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred
and fourteen. George Squires. Robt G. Belbin.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Chas R. Belbin
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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