Will of George Way
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 336-337
probate year 1911
George Way deceased.
I George Way of Grand
Bank in the District of Burin, Newfoundland shoe-maker, being weak in
body but of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish
this my last will and testament.
1st I give and devise to Caroline Wooden and Mary
Walsh, both of Grand Bank, in equal shares to each all that
piece of land owned by me at or near Point Brube.
2nd I give
and bequeath to the said Caroline Wooden my old cooking stove, and also
all my interest in a certain pew standing in my name in the Methodist
church at Grand Bank.
3rd. To Benjamin George Welsh son of
Mary Welsh aforesaid, I give and bequeath my bed and
4. To George Wooden son of Caroline Wooden aforesaid
I give and bequeath my watch.
5th To Lydia Wooden daughter of the said
Caroline Wooden, I give and bequeath my clock.
6 I give and bequeath to each of my three sisters, Susan
Stag, Sophia Stag and Amelia Eady all of Little
Catalina the sum of fifty dollars.
7th To my brother William Way of Little
Catalina I give and bequeath the sum of fifty dollars.
8 To my nephew George Way of Little
Catalina I give and bequeath the sum of twenty five dollars
9 To my nephew,
George Way of Flowers Cove I give and bequeath the sum
of twenty five dollars.
10 To my nephew George Shea of New
York in the United States of America. I give and bequeath the sum of
11 To my niece Fanny York of Los
Angeles, in the State of California, I give and bequeath the sum of fifty
12 All my interest whatever it may be worth, in my dwelling
house standing on ground belonging to another, together with any other
of my personal effects that may remain apart from the above bequests,
I give and bequeath to the aforesaid Caroline Wooden and Mary
to be equally divided between them.
13. I appoint George R. Forsey Magistrate, and Charles
Forward Merchant to
be executors of this my will, and I hereby direct my said executors to
pay my funeral and testamentary expenses, and distribute my estate as
soon as conveniently may be after my decease and I hereby revoke all
former wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this writing
and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand the twentieth day of July, in the year of
our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven. George his x mark
Way Signed by George Way the testator by making
his mark thereto, the same having been first read over to him and declared
by him to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in
his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe
our name as witnesses.
Geo. R. Forsey Chas Forward
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Geo R. Forsey