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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Starks



Will of George Starks
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 40 & 41 probate year 1913

In re George Starks      deceased.

Nipper's Harbor Newfoundland I the undersigned, in the year of our Lord Nineteen hundred and twelve in the seventy-eighth year of my life, and being of a sound mind with gratitude to God for past mercies, and relying on His love and mercy for future salvation, do hereby will and bequeath my wealth and possessions to my wife and children as follows, with the earnest wish that love and concern should mark their conduct in the enjoyment of them: - the house and furniture I bequeath to my two sons Allen and Aenias(?) with the proviso that my wife have full use of them so long as she shall live, and that my two daughters likewise shall reside therein, as long as they shall need to do so. The room I bequeath to my four sons Allen, Ernest George, Edwin and Aenias, the remaining buildings (except the house) to the foregoing four sons, and to Hezekiah and Daniel, also the nets to the aforesaid six sons, with the understanding that they come to some mutual and satisfactory arrangement for working or sharing the same. The kitchen garden and the two potato garden I hereby bequeath to my two sons Allen and Aenias with the understanding that they work together in harmony with each other. All the monies I am possessed of at my decease I leave as follows: - one third to my wife Charlotte, and the remaining two-thirds to my five daughters Caroline, Charlotte Rebecca, Sicily Snowball, Naomi Susan, and Amelia Jane.
As witness my hand this twelfth day of August, nineteen hundred and twelve George his X mark Starks. Witnesses F.H. Philllipson    Uriah Starks

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 7/13
C. J.
Adm. C.t.a.
May 9/13
to Allan
H.H. Batstone
H.R. Starks
sworn at



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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