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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Spence
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 552-553
probate year 1899
Last will and Testament of
John Spence of Harbor Grace
Know all men by these presents
that I John Spence of Harbor Grace Newfoundland Gentleman
being of sound disposing mind memory and recollection do make publish
and declare this to be my last will and Testament
(1) I will bequeath
and give to my son John Spence the land and house now occupied by him
with 1/3 coal house in the rear for ever he is to pay my wife Frances
E. Spence rent sixteen dollars per year as long as she remains
in my name
I will bequeath and give to my son Kenneth Spence the land and house
now occupied by him with 1/3 of the coal house in the rear for ever he
is to pay my wife Frances E. Spence rent twelve dollars
a year as long as she remains in my name
(3) I will bequeath and give
to my wife Frances E. Spence land and house now occupied by me with 1/3
of the coal house in the rear while she remains in my name and from and
immediately after her death to my son Samuel Spence fo
(4) I confirm a deed of gift of land made by me to my late son
I will bequeath and give to my son Samuel Spence forty four feet of land
from East to west bounded by Harvey Street on the North Bennetts lane
on the west and on the south by house and land occupied by Thomas
to be used by my wife Frances E. Spence until Samuel requires
it for building purposes.
(6) I will bequeath and give to my wife
Frances E. Spence as long as she remains in my name
the furniture and household goods now in my house and immediately after
her death to be equally divided between my sons and daughters
(7) I will
devise bequeath and give to my wife Frances E. Spence all
my monies in the Harbor Grace Branch Savings Bank and the Newfoundland
Savings Bank for her sole use and behoof
(8) I hereby appoint Alfred
H. Seymour Esq Stipendiary Magistrate of Greenspond to be sole
Executor to this my last will and Testament and revoke all previous wills
by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand this Twenty seventh day of May 1898 (sgd) John his
X mark Spence. Signed by the said testator John Spence as
and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at
the same time, who, at his request in his sight and presence and in the
presence of each other having subscribed our names as attesting witnesses
being first read over and explained
Henry Corbin Watts Water Street Hr. Grace.
T. Drysdale Water Street Hr. Grace
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Spence deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo H. Emerson
A. H. Seymour
Oct 9: 1899
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