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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Sparkes


Will of Elizabeth Sparkes
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 160 & 161 probate year 1918

In re Elizabeth Sparkes       deceased

I, Elizabeth Sparkes of Whitbourne, in the electoral district of Trinity Newfoundland, widow of late Reuben Sparkes, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the manner and form following, viz: First I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Sparkes, all my interest in Dwelling House, Shop, store, outhouses and all lands connected with same; also the Furniture and all Household Effects in the said house except the articles hereinafter mentioned, the aforementioned premises being now occupied by my said son Samuel. Second I give and bequeath to my grand-daughter Minnie Sparkes, the Sewing Machine. Third- I give and bequeath to my son George N Sparkes the large Family Bible. Fourth- I give and bequeath to my son William John Sparkes the Dining Room Table. Fifth- of monies that may be left after my decease I give and bequeath to my two sons, William John Sparkes and George M. Sparkes One Hundred Dollars each; and to my son Samuel Sparkes the residue of all such monies, from which my funeral and testamentary expenses are to be paid. Sixth I hereby appoint Samuel Sparkes Executor to this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my name at Whitbourne aforesaid this Tenth day of March in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine hundred and fifteen. - Elizabeth her X mark Sparkes. Signed, Published and Declared by the said Testatrix Elizabeth Sparkes as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in presence of said Testatrix, being first read over and explained to her, the interlineation in paragraph five being made before being signed. Harold L. Leslie     Jabez P. Thompson

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July 20/18
July 27/18
to Samuel
sworn at



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.

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REVISED: October 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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