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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Maria Tucker


Will of Ann Maria Tucker
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 455 probate year 1920

In re Ann Maria Tucker       deceased

In the name of God Amen I Ann Maria Tucker being of sound mind and memory hereby declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all former wills and deeds by me made. I hereby request that my property in Bareneed left me by my late brother George William Richards to be sold and proceeds of the house to go to my daughter Lillian Isabel Tucker. The land also to be sold and half the proceeds of same to go to my sister Mary Elizabeth Gould now living in Sussex New Brunswick as her share of the property the other half of the proceeds of the land is to go to my daughter Jeanette Tucker after a monument is taken out of the whole proceeds of the land to mark the grave of my late brother George William. This money to go in the Savings bank till my children aforesaid come of age and not to be spent while their father can work and support them but in case of him falling ill or dying and rather than they should suffer want I leave it to the discretion of my Executor Abram Tucker my cousin and the interest of said money yearly I would like my children to have the benefit of, my other effects such as clothing furniture etc. I give and bequeath to my children aforesaid to be equally divided between them, and I request my husband Henry Charles Tucker to act as a Guardian to my children and be fair and kind to them. In the event of one of my aforesaid children dying before they come of age I request the surviving one to have the deceased ones part. In the event of them both dying I request that my husband have it all.

In witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature this thirtieth day of October one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. Ann Maria her X mark Tucker. Signed sealed published and declared by said Testatrix Ann Maria Tucker as and for her last will and testament who in her presence and in the presence of each other and at her request hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses. Harold Andrews.   James H. Tucker.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 19/20
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to Abraham
Tucker May 20/20.
Estate sworn
at $650.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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