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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Thomas John Spracklin
Will of Thomas John Spracklin
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 126 to 128 probate year 1913
In re Thomas John Spracklin deceased.
This last will and testament of Thomas John Spracklin Master Mariner of Brigus in the District of Port de Grave Province of Newfoundland I, Thomas John Spracklin considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (that is to say)
- First I Thomas John Spracklin give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Edith Spracklin during her life the dwelling house I now occupy with all the furniture and other things therein owned by me at the time of my death.
- Second The bedroom over the kitchen with Bed and bedding and furniture to be held in possession by my daughter Agnes Spracklin so long as she lives
- Third I give and bequeath to my said beloved wife Edith Spracklin all my money deposited in the Government Savings Bank. Also all money due me on my life insurance policy with the Canada Life Insurance company
- Fourth I give and bequeath to my oldest son Gordon Spracklin the Garden opposite my dwelling house bought by me from F.C. Jerrett Esq also my interest in and to the property on the north side of the river known as the old House formerly owned and occupied by my late father Thomas Spracklin also my interest in and to the property belonging to the estate of my Grandfather Thomas Spracklin known as the down the harbour property also one half the property known as Ways and Robert's garden
- Fifth I give and bequeath to my son Cyril Spracklin my House now occupied by me with all the furniture and other things therein with adjoining gardens after the death of my said beloved wife Edith Spracklin also one half of the property known as Ways and Robert's garden.
- Sixth I give and bequeath to each of my four daughters Agnes Elsie Gretta and Elizabeth the sum of thirty Dollars ($30.00) each.
- Seventh The Schooner "Flora Mae Ivor". Fishing rooms at Indian Islands also Stores and Salt at Fanny harbour (North Side) Labrador with all the fishing property of every description to go to the credit of my account with Messes Job Bros. & Co. Ltd. and the balance due me by them. I give and bequeath to my said beloved wife Edith Spracklin.
- Eighth A Tombstone to be erected to my memory similar to the stone erected to the memory of the late N Rabbitts Junior
- And lastly I appoint my oldest son Gordon Spracklin sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Twenty Fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one Thousand nine Hundred and Thirteen - Thomas J. Spracklin -
The above instrument consisting of one sheet written on both sides was now here subscribed by Thomas John Spracklin the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names hereto as attesting witnesses John Rabbitts residing at Brigus James Spracklin
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|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 BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 12, 2002
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