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 Samuel Spracklin from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 416 to 419 probate year 1843
Transcriberís Note: The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1843, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886.
| In re |
Samuel Spracklin deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Spracklin of Brigus in Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Planter, being weak in body but of sound mind, memory and understanding do therefore make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner following (that is to say) First and principally I commit my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be interred with decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors hereinafter named and as touching such wordly estate as it hath pleased God to bless me I give and I bequeath the same as follows vizt I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas his exors admons and assigns the Westernmost part of my room with all erections thereon (bounded by premises formerly belonging to Simon Spracklin on the west and my son Samuel on the east) But nevertheless to permit and suffer my dear wife Elizabeth to have and enjoy the exclusive use of the dwelling house and garden in front and also the cellar for and during her natural life And also subject to the payment to my said wife yearly and every year for and during her natural life of the sum of twenty five pounds current money of Newfoundland which I direct and order shall be paid her out of the rent of the store and premises leased to Mr. Charles Cozens the remainder of the rent to be paid to my said son Thomas And after the decease of my said wife the whole of the rent to be paid to my said son Thomas and possession of the premises my wife occupied to be given up to him-
I also give and bequeath unto my said wife for her natural life all my household furniture together with the provisions that may be in the house at the time of my death and from and immediately after the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath the said household furniture as follows vizt to my said son Thomas I give and bequeath the clock, mahogany table, looking glass and sofa All the residue and remainder thereof. I give and bequeath unto my daughters Hannah Tucker, Elizabeth Wilcox, Mary Mercer, Susan Munden and Susan daughter of my daughter Ann Gushue deceased share and share alike
Also I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas his exors admors and assigns for ever All the dwelling house and gardens belonging to the same formerly Keatingís, now in my said son Thomasís occupation, situate at Brigus aforesaid
Also I give and bequeath unto the children of my deceased son Samuel their exors admors and assigns All the garden ground inside the Marsh belonging to me situate at Brigus aforesaid but nevertheless to permit and suffer my said wife yearly and every year during her natural life to plant one barrel of potatoes in the marsh garden adjoining John Plowmanís
Also I give and bequeath unto my said daughters Hannah Tucker, Elizabeth Willcox, Mary Mercer, Susan Munden and Susan daughter of my said daughter Ann Gushue deceased their exors admors and assigns All that fishing room situate at Brigus aforesaid which I purchased at auction and formerly occupied by my brother Simon, but now rented by the said Charles Cozens share and share alike
Also I give and bequeath the money or balance that may be due to me from the said Charles Cozens at the time of my death after payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses as follows vizt to my son Thomas I give the sum of one hundred pounds current money of Newfoundland and the remainder thereof I give and bequeath unto and among my said daughters Hannah Tucker, Elizabeth Willcox, Mary Mercer, Susan Munden and Susan daughter of my said daughter Ann Gushue deceased share and share alike
Also I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas all my wearing apparel, my case of Bottles my horse and cow
And lastly I nominate and appoint my friends the said Charles Cozens and also Mr. William Keating of Cupids Ship Builder joint executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made In witness whereof I the said Samuel Spracklin have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty one- Samuel Spracklin his X mark (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Samuel Spracklin the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto set our names as witnesses, Jno. H. Cozens, John Noon.
I the above named Samuel Spracklin the testator do make this codicil to my will above written and hereby order my executors above mentioned to give unto Sarah the wife of Isaac Roberts of Brigus aforesaid one suit of mourning. As witness my hand this nineteenth day of April 1831, Samuel Spracklin his X mark (LS) Witness Jno. H. Cozens, John Noon.
I the within named Samuel Spracklin the testator to within will, do make this codicil to my said last will- I do hereby revoke those parts of my within will in which I have bequeathed to my son Thomas a horse and a cow also a case of bottles with the sum of one hundred pounds and I do hereby order that the Case of Bottles aforesaid with my watch and clock be sold and the proceeds thereof to be appropriated to the purchase of two dozen of silver spoons which are to be divided amongst my daughters Hannah Tucker, Elizabeth Wilcox, Mary Mercer and Susan Munden half a dozen to each- And further that Susan daughter of my late daughter Ann Gushue is to have half a dozen of silver spoons out of those now in the house- the small strip of ground in the rear of the shop and dwelling house now occupied by Mr. Cozens and bounded on the northwest by Mr. William Mundens fence I bequeath to my grandchildren Simon, John and Priscilla Spracklin- As witness my hand this twentieth day of March 1837, Samuel his X mark Spracklin (LS) Witness, Saml H. Cozens, Joseph Cozens.
I the within named Samuel Spracklin the testator to the within will do make this additional codicil to my said last will I do hereby order that instead of the sum of twenty five pounds therein stated to be paid yearly and every year to my wife Elizabeth Spracklin, that she is to be paid the sum of thirty pounds yearly and every year out of the rents therein stated, as long as the said rents shall amount to that sum And I do further order that in the event of my said wife Elizabeth Spracklin marrying again after my decease that at and from the time of such marriage she is to have no further claim upon my estate and in such case the rents aforesaid shall be from the time of such marriage paid to my son Thomas. And lastly I do order that instead of Mr. William Keating deceased, and Mr. Charles Cozens mentioned in my aforesaid will as my executors, that Robert John Pinsent Esquire of Brigus, Justice of Peace, and Mr. John Leamon of Brigus Merchant shall be the executors to my said will- As witness my hand and seal this sixth day of March 1838, Samuel his X Mark Spracklin (LS) Witness, Saml H. Cozens. Nathaniel Munden.