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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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George Sparkes Senior
Will of George Sparkes Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 229-230
probate year 1914
(This name is spelled Sparkes and Sparks in the will and Sparkes in the
GEORGE SPARKES deceased.
In the name of God, Amen. I George
Sparkes Senr of Lower Island Cove being weak in body but sound of
mind, do announce this to be my last will & testament canceling all former
wills and deeds.
1st. I give and bequeath to my son James Moores
Sparks the whole of the land on the hill with the dwelling house and
outhouses attached thereto. Also the land below were the
old house stood that is on both sides of the main road leading through the
place on the S.side bounded by land of Joseph Sparks’s
on the one end and on the other by John Morris, and on the
N.side by the Main road and by
Caleb Sparke’s land.
2. I also bequeath that my
wife Allice Sparks have possession of the same land until
her death for her support.
I also bequeath to my beloved wife all my cattle that I possess at the time
of my death. Also my household furniture with the exception of one bed which
is to be my son James M. Spark’s and any other article
he wishes to have.
I also give to my beloved wife a peice of land near the Mission House to be
hers to sell for her support if she need it.
5. I also give and bequeath
to my son-in-law Thomas Reid that part of my fishing room
which he now occupies.
I also give to my grand daughter Allice Reid a peice of land
situated near the road by Wm. Sparks to be hers
also request that my wife Allice Sparks give to my children
or grandchildren the household furniture that is in the house sometime before
her death, or whenever she may be inclined to do so. I also
appoint John Trenchard and Joseph Morris Senr to
be my executors of this my last will and testament. As witness my hand this
ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & ten.
Signed George Sparks Witnesses Stephen
Johnson. William J. Cooper.
(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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