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Will of Susanna Spencer
Last will and Testament of
In the name of God Amen I Susanna
Spencer of Cul de Sac in the Island of Newfoundland in the District of
Burgeo & LaPoile being in good health and of sound and disposing
mind and memory calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty of human
life and being desirous of settling my worldly affairs and directing
how the Estate with which it has pleased God to bless me shall be disposed
of after my decease while I have strength and capacity so to do, do make
and publish this my last will and Testament hereby revoking and making
null and void all other last wills and testaments by me heretofore made
and first I commend my immortal being to him who gave it and my body
to the earth to be burried with little expense or ostentation by my Executors
Further I add as a Codicil to my last will and Testament: - That in the event of the death of my son John Spencer his share of my money shall be equally divided amongst his brothers and sisters. Also the stock in trade, schooners, nets, seines, boats, gear and other appliances connected with the trade shall become the property of my three sons James Henry Arthur Thomas and Simeon Nathan to be held and used by them conjointly for their mutual benefit and advantage until Simeon Nathan shall attain to the age of twenty one (21) years, when the fixed property shall be his, and all the moveable property schooner, nets, seines, boats gear and other appliances shall be divided into three equal shares to be held used or disposed of as each one and all three shall determine. In witness whereof I Susanna Spencer do set my name this 20th day of June 1894. (Sgd) Susanna her X mark Spencer. Signed by the Testator Susanna Spencer and acknowledged to be the codicil to her last will and Testament in the presence of us, who at her request and in the presence of her and of each other subscribe our names as witnesses hereunto. (Sgd) Annie Hare (Sgd) George H. Bishop.
Signed Sealed and declared by the Susanna Spencer as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. (Sgd) Philip Tillent (LS) (Sgd) William Buckland (LS) Cul de Sac H.B. 15th July 1893
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and codicil of Susanna Spencer deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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