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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Jacob White
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 354 & 355 probate year 1904
The last will and testament of Jacob White, late of Loo. Cove Bonavista Bay, Planter deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Jacob White of Loo Cove near Greenspond Planter deceased
- I give to my three sons Noah, Jacob, and Edgar the sum of seven hundred dollars in equal shares between them
- All money in the hands of Bowring Brothers Limited (with the exception of sufficient to bury me decently) I give to my two sons Henry and Baxter in equal shares
- I give devise and bequeath the big house together with the household goods and furniture therein to my wife Louisa White and to my two sons Edgar and Garland in equal shares and I direct that my said wife shall have the right to live in said house during her natural life
- The other house I bequeath to my son Henry for ever
- The house on the point I bequeath to my son Baxter for ever
- I bequeath my fishing room stage store and flakes, to all my sons (except Baxter) in equal shares
- I direct that my boat and trap shall be sold and that my son Henry shall have the first chance to purchase same. The purchase money shall be divided equally between my sons Noah and Jacob
- I direct that my tools spyglass ???kpot and other utensils shall be equally and amicably divided among all my sons
- I give to my wife Louisa White my life insurance of $1000.00 and desire that she shall pay to my father $10.00 and to my sisters Sarah and Esther $5.00 each
- I give my watch to my son Edgar
- Anything not hereinbefore disposed of I give to my wife and I appoint my wife sole executrix of this my will
Jacob his X mark White witnesses (both present at same time and the above will having first been read and explained D. Morrison John McGillivray
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Jacob White
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
11 April 1904
Letters of Probate
granted on the
5th day of May
|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.
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