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Will of George Tucker from Newfoundland will books volume 14 pages 163-164 probate year 1927
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF GEORGE TUCKER, HAMILTON STREET, ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND, is now made this thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty.
In the fear of God and being of sound mind, I, George Tucker, of the age of 59 years, do hereby make and declare this my only Will and Testament.
FIRST. I wish my Executor to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses, after which I bequeath the house and all its contents to my faithful housekeeper, Elizabeth Tucker, to hold same during her lifetime unless she should marry. If she should do so she shall surrender it up to my Executor at once. And from the money now in the Savings Bank of this City, amounting to $1000.00 or over he shall pay from time to time as much as shall be considered necessary for her maintenance. If it should happen that she marries or dies the house, and contents shall then become the property of Chesley Batten of Bareneed, C.B., and the balance of the money remaining at the Bank at that time, shall be divided into three equal parts, one for Chesley Batten, the second for his brother Charles Batten, and the third to John Usher, and I do hereby appoint my old and trusted friend, Mr. Arthur W. Martin, as my Executor to carry out my wishes.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have now signed my hand, this thirtieth day of July nineteen
hundred and twenty, in the presence of my Executor and other witnesses.
Witnesses. Jessie Martin
This Codicil made in my presence and signed
by me in the presence of my Executor and other witnesses on the fourteenth
day of May 1927 confirms my directions that the House I live in and all it
contains is bequeathed to my faithful housekeeper Elizabeth Tucker, unless
she should marry, and if she should do so, it shall be then delivered up to
my Executor Mr Arthur W Martin and he shall pass it into the possession of
Chesley Batten, of Bareneed C B as stated in my will previously made on Thirtieth
July 1920 and of the money remaining in the Royal Bank of Canada he shall pay
the sum of One hundred dollars, which alters the words, divided into three
equal parts, and cancels the same sentence in my Will. To his brother Charles
Batten I also give the sum of One hundred dollars, and to John Usher the sum
of Two hundred dollars, as he is a poor cripple and suffers from Asthma. I
also give and direct my Executor to pay to Miss Jessie Rogers the sum of three
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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