Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 399 & 400
probate year 1904
|Will of Emma Clarke|
|The last will of Emma Clarke late
of Brigus widow deceased.
I Emma Clarke of Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in the manner and form following namely
First I give and bequeath to my son William A Clarke and to my grandson Andrew Grant Clarke the dwelling house land with all erections thereon at present owned and occupied by me one half of the said house and property to each of them.
Second I give and bequeath to my son William A. Clarke and to my grandson Andrew Grant Clarke all my household furniture and effects to be equally divided between each of them. Provided that on the death of my son William Clarke his interest in the said house and property and furniture is to go to my grandson Andrew Grant Clarke but should my grandson die first the said property on the death of my son William A. Clarke is to go to my three sons, John Clarke, Caleb Clarke and Robert M. Clarke.
Third I give my bed and bedding to my grandson Andrew Grant Clarke.
Fourth. I give the rocking chair to my son John Clarke
Fifth It is my wish and desire that the remainder of my land cultivated and uncultivated shall be equally divided between my four sons, John Clarke, Caleb Clarke, Robert M. Clarke and William A. Clarke, and if either of my sons at any time wish to sell their part of the land it is my desire that it be sold to one of my own children.
I hereby appoint Robert Munden Clarke executor to this my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal at Brigus C.B. Nfld this twelfth day of January A.D. 1904.
Emma her X mark Clarke. (LS)
signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testatrix Emma Clarke as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto in the presence of the said Testatrix having been first read over to her.
William Gushue. Nathan his X mark Clarke.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Emma Clarke.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Dec 8. 04
on the 8th day of
December A.D. 1904
To Robert Munden