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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Richard Spracklin


Will of Richard Spracklin
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 355-357 probate year 1911

In re
      Richard Spracklin          deceased.

      I Richard Spracklin of Brigus District of Port-de Grave Newfoundland retired planter do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, hereby revoking all other wills previously made by me;
First I will and bequeath to my daughter Bertha Spracklin the dwelling House now occupied by me together with Barn and outhouses and all land connected therewith. I also will and bequeath to my said daughter Bertha Spracklin all my Household Furniture and everything else in the Dwelling House or on the premises including cattle The whole or any part of the before mentioned property hereby given to my said daughter Bertha Spracklin     She will be at liberty to dispose of at any time
Second I will and bequeath to my son George James Spracklin the dwelling house store and Property situate on Grave Hill leading to Pettley Row.
Third I will and bequeath to my son George James Spracklin all that meadow and garden in Brigus lying between the north river of Brigus and Convent Square, which meadow and garden is bounded on the north by land of James Spracklin and of Thomas Spracklin and on the south or south east by land of my son William John Spracklin which he bought from the estate of Patrick Power the said meadow and garden having been purchased by me from the late John Hearn in the year one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven and in my possession and under my control ever since.
Fourth My share or interest in the waterside property Brigus I will and bequeath equally to my two sons George James Spracklin and William John Spracklin.
Fifth - my share or interest in the Pettley Row property I will and bequeath to my daughter Agnes Roberts
Sixth my three shares in the St. John’s Gas Light Co. I dispose of as follows: To my daughter Agnes Roberts I will and bequeath one of the said shares and to my daughter Bertha Spracklin I will and bequeath Two of the said shares.
Seventh - I will and bequeath all my property situate at Indian Harbor Labrador as follows. To my son George James Spracklin I give two thirds he to have the Eastern part of land with all erections thereon Provided however that the house lately erected thereon by my son William John may be removed therefrom should he wish to do so; To my son William John Spracklin one third of the said land he to have the western part.
Eighth - all monies left after my decease I give to my daughter Bertha Spracklin.
Ninth. I hereby appoint Samuel W Bartlett executor to this my last will and Testament
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand at Brigus, Newfoundland this seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Eleven Richard Spracklin    Signed publish and declared by the said testator Richard Spracklin as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said testator the day date before mentioned the interlination in condition number seven being made before signed by us.     John Rabbitts    J. B. Thompson

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
C. J.
Nov 16/11
Nov 27/11
to Samuel
W Bartlett
sworn at



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