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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Tulk
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 67 & 68 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
William Tulk deceased.
Last will Testament (of William Tulk St. Jacques) I William Tulk of St. Jacques Fortune Bay Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say -
1 I give desire and bequeath to my two Grandsons Robert Tulk and Bernie Robert Tulk my dwelling house and household furniture viz: Bed and bed stead, Clock Chest stove and fittings Table & two chairs ??? stand, and land surrounding my dwelling houses aforesaid also the garden and lands not fenced & running NW, & NE, SE in grant(?) and all situated on West side of St. Jacques in the Island of Newfoundland aforesaid. The above mentioned property to be equally divided between Robert Tulk and Bernie Tulk aforesaid.
I hereby appoint and constitute A.G. Cunningham (might be Burmingham) and Levi Cluett of Belleoram to be my executors of this my last will and Testament, and revoking and annulling all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this eighteenth day of July one thousand nine hundred & four.
William his x mark Tulk.
Signed published and declared by the said Testator William Tulk as his last will and Testament (in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses thereto. The same having been first read over & explained to the said Testator (William Tulk) in our presence the day and year first written. Witnesses H.R. Clinton. W.L. Burke James Young
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Tulk deceased
End D.M.B. D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
WH. Horwood CJ
Arthur G. Cuningham (might be Burmingham)
& Levi Cluett
on the 3rd day
of Sept 1906
|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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