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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Tucker


Will of George Tucker from Newfoundland will books volume 14 pages 163-164 probate year 1927

In re

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.
Arthur W. Martin
Alfred A. Martin

Witnesses. Jessie Martin
Arthur W. Martin
George Ridout
Alfred A. 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 dollars hundred ($300.00) dollars, if her whereabouts can be ascertained, also to Margaret Heffernan Ethel Snow, and Lottie Tucker, the sum of Twenty dollars each, shall be paid. My neighbours Mr Alfred Martin, and daughter will see that Lizzie Tucker has all she needs, and obtain from my Executor what may be required, and if she should die, the money she has in the Bank and also in my name as partners in Savings Bank shall be equitably divided amongst our relatives by Mr Martin and the witnesses to signatures of this Codicil after all debts and expenses have been paid and to Mrs Jeanette Isabel Thompson shall be paid after my death the sum of one hundred dollars for all her kindness to me during my lengthened illness, and her mother in my last sickness, and to my Executor for all his kindness, and the trouble he will have; there shall be paid such an amount as the witnesses who are now present shall agree about fair remuneration, and after his death my estate and affairs then shall be looked after by Mr. Alfred A Martin and Mr Peter Thompson
GEORGE his mark X Tucker
Witness to mark
Arthur W Martin
Witnesses to signing
Lizzie X her mark Tucker
A W Martin
Peter A Thompson

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec
15th, 1927
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to Arthur W
Dec 15/27.
Estate sworn
at $2400.00



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