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 Thomas Blackler from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 294-295 probate year 1884
Thomas Blackler deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me, Thomas Blackler of South Side, Saint Johnís, Newfoundland, Cooper. I give, devise and bequeath to my children who shall be living at the time of my decease all my real and personal property whatsoever subject to my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, to be divided among them share and share alike- and it is my desire that, if possible, my business be carried on by my sons, and that my sister Sarah should keep all my children together and manage for them as if she were their mother, and that she receive as remuneration for her trouble and care, food, raiment, clothing, washing, house-room and such an allowance in money as my estate will bear: And it is my will that unless my executor hereinafter named shall think otherwise, there be no division of my said property between my said children, until after the youngest of them shall have become twenty one years of age And I hereby appoint my brother William Blackler the executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and declared this as and for my last will and testament this fourteenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three. Thomas his X mark Blackler. Signed and delivered by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Edward Botwood, Clerk in Holy Orders, Jessie her X mark Whitten.