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 Martin Croke from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 263 probate year 1883
Martin Croke deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Martin Croke of Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland, Master Carpenter, being of perfect sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say, first and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and the interment of my body I leave to the discretion of my executorix, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life (all my lawful debts being paid) I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form- I give and bequeath to my beloved brother Henry Croke all my house carpenterís tools of whatsoever discription that I may be possessed of at the time of my death. The residue of my money and all other property (the above bequest being paid) I give and bequeath to my beloved wife (Betsy) for her sole use and benefit, And I hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife, sole executorix, to this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills that I may have made. In testimony whereof I set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two. Martin Croke (LS) Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of William M. Blake, James McLoughlin, Saint Johnís 15th Feb. 1872.