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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Amelia Tucker
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 173 & 174 probate year 1914.
Amelia Tucker deceased.
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Amelia Tucker widow of Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland. I devise and bequeath my property as follows: - viz:
to my son Manoah a part of a piece of land on which my dwelling house stands the said piece or parcel of land is bounded on the north by the other part of the land which is bequeathed to my son John Tucker and measuring sixty-seven feet on the south by land belonging to William McCarthy sixty-seven feet on the east by a right of way eight feet wide leading north and south sixty-two feet and on the west by land belonging to William Duff sons sixty-two feet. Also to my son Manoah a bed and pillow formerly used by him and also a gun
To my grandson Lorenzo Tucker I bequeath a piece of land situated to the north of Carbonear bounded on the north by Stainer's path on the south by Crown land, on the East by Crown land and on the west by land belonging to the estate of the late George Thomas Tucker the said piece or parcel of land containing an area of Two acres and two roads.
To my son Israel Tucker I bequeath a watch now in his possession and used by my late husband
To my daughter Jane I bequeath a sewing machine and a skillet being both now in her possession.
To my daughter Amelia I bequeath a rocking chair.
To my daughter Louisa I bequeath my large bible and a cake dish both now in her possession and my bed and bedding.
To my son Ambrose should he return home a picture the Prince of Orange
and to my son John Tucker I bequeath all the tools and implements known as blacksmiths tools, and that were used by my late husband to be his absolutely also to my son John I bequeath the remaining portion of the land aforementioned on the north of that bequeathed to my son Manoah and also my dwelling house and out houses together with all other articles in and out of my dwelling house and out houses and not hitherto specified.
I appoint Manoah J. Tucker sole executor of this will hereby revoking all former wills codicils or Testamentary writings heretofore by me at any time made.
In witness whereof I the Testatrix have hereunto set my mark this eleventh day of May in the year of our Lord on thousand nine hundred and eleven - Amelia her x mark Tucker - Signed and declared by the Testatrix as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who, in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - George A. Moulton John McCarthy
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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 20, 2002)
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