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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Tuck
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 26 & 27 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
William Tuck. (deceased)
In the name of God. Amen. I William Tuck of Fortune in the District of Burin in the Colony of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory, and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament.
First. I order and direct that my Executrix hereinafter named pay all my just debts, and funeral expenses as soon after my decease as conveniently may be.
Second. After the payment of such funeral expenses and debts I give devise and bequeath to my two sons Walter John and Alfred Tuck Thirty two shares each in my schooner "Argo" and all her appurtenances, to have and to hold as their sole property. Also the store, wharf, and waterside premises to be theirs their heirs or executors for ever.
Also I give and bequeath to my wife Maria all the monies of which I die possessed for her use during her natural life and after her decease the remainder to be equally divided among my five daughters one fifth to each. I also give and bequeath to my said wife my dwelling house and contents the land on which it stands and the garden adjoining it.
Lastly. I make constitute and appoint my wife Maria to be my executrix of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal the Twenty eight day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five.
William Tuck (LS)
This Instrument was on the day thereof signed published and declared by the said Testator William Tuck to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request have subscribed our names thereto as witnesses in his presence and in the presence of each other.
T.B. Darby Arthur W. Lake.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Tuck.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
on the 28th
day of May
|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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 4, 2002)
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