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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Tucker Senior


Will of Charles Tucker Senior from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 154 & 155 probate year 1833

In re
     Charles Tucker Senr.       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Charles Tucker Senr of Ship Cove Port de Grave Newfoundland Planter being of sound and disposing mind and memory though ill in body and blind do make and constitute this my last will and testament, that is to say, I give and bequeath to my wife Mary all my property of every kind and description for her use and benefit during her natural life, and at her death the same to be disposed of in manner following, namely, my fishing room and plantation situated at Ship Cove with all erections thereon to my son John Tucker, my fishing room and plantation situated in Port de Grave lower Cove with all erections thereon to my son Charles Tucker, with this exception that the potato garden at Ship Cove which I now occupy for my own particular use is to be divided in equal shares between my two aforementioned sons. All my fishing craft to be divided equally between my two aforesaid sons. All the household furniture and every other article and thing to be divided equally between all my daughters on the decease of my wife, except my guns and two chests which are hereby given say one gun to my grandson Charles son of John, and the other guns and the two chests to my two sons share and share alike, and also my large Bible I give to my son Charles, and I hereby constitute and appoint my two sons John and Charles joint executors of this my will, and should they require any advice and assistance in the execution thereof I wish them to apply to Mr. Robert John Pinsent and Mr. Thomas Martin Merchants of Port de Grave for the same.
As witness my hand and seal at Port de Grave aforesaid this twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Charles Tucker X his mark (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered by the testator as his last will and testament, it having been first read over to him by us in his presence and hearing and in the presence and hearing of all of us, this twenty seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two at Port de Grave Newfoundland. Robt Jno Pinsent.   Thomas Martin.   Wm. Andrews Senr.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 2, 2003)

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