Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors


Will of Lorenzo G. Pike from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 258-259 probate year 1914

In re     LORENZO G. PIKE deceased

    This is the last will and testament of me, Lorenzo G. Pike of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, Laborer.     I revoke all former wills by me at any time made, and I appoint Denis Barron of St. Johnís, Telegraph Operator, the executor of this my will.     I give and bequeath the house and land on which I at present reside on Power Street to my daughter Mary Hannah and my grandchildren Lorenzo George, Henry James and Horatio Nelson, namely one half- of the said house and land to be held by my said grandchildren Lorenzo George and Henry James in equal shares as tenants in common, and one-half in like manner by my grandson Horatio Nelson and my said daughter Mary Hannah-     I will and direct that the control and management of the said property shall remain with my said daughter Mary Hannah until my said grandson Horatio Nelson shall have attained the age of twenty one years, and on the death of my said daughter Mary Hannah or on her marriage I give and bequeath her share in the said property to my said three grandchildren in equal shares as tenants in common.     I likewise, in the event of the death or either of my said grandchildren, before the said Horatio Nelson shall have reached twenty one give and bequeath his share to the other of the above four named persons in equal shares.     I give and bequeath my feather bed to my grandson Lorenzo George.
I give and bequeath my gold watch to my grandson Horatio Nelson, as well as my trunk.     I give and bequeath my silver watch to my grandson Henry James.     I give and bequeath my chest and its contents to my grandson Lorenzo George.     All the rest and residue of my estate, including my household furniture and all other property of every kind whatever of which I may die possessed I give and bequeath to my said daughter and my said grandchildren in equal shares as tenants in common.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand this ninth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen.     Lorenzo G. his X mark Pike.     Signed published and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament, in presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request and in his presence hereunto subscribed ourselves as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof, the said will having been first read over and explained to the said testator, who appeared perfectly to understand the same, and who signed the same by making his mark thereto in our presence.     Katherine Barren.     W.J. Higgins.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Emerson J.
Aug 21/14
granted to
Denis Barron
Estate sworn
at $1400.00

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