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 William Tucker from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 512-513 probate year 1863
William Tucker deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I William Tucker of Broad Cove being at this time by the goodness of Almighty God in full possession of a sound mind do make this my last will and testament To my dear father & mother conjointly I give and bequeath the sum of fifty pounds currency which sum is at present deposited in my name in the Savings Bank at Saint Johnís and also my dwelling house situated at Broad Cove adjoining my fatherís house. To my brother Stephen I give and bequeath all my fishing gear and the piece of land in my possession on the north east of the S. Johnís Road with the building thereon. To my brother Esau I give and bequeath the piece of land in my possession on the south west of the St. Johnís Road and my bedstead and large bed and ten pounds currency. To my brother Elias I give and bequeath the sum of fifteen pounds currency. To my sister, Sarah, wife of Jonathan Tucker, I give and bequeath twelve pounds currency To my sister Rebecca I give and bequeath twenty pounds currency. To my nephew and godson Charles Tucker son of Jonathan Tucker I give and bequeath my small bed To my father and mother I leave the residue of my estate requesting that they may cause me to be decently interred and a good headstone to be placed at my grave. I constitute my brother Stephan executor of this my will and do charge him to carry out the provisions hereinbefore mentioned. Finally, I commend my soul into the hands of my Heavenly Father, in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through the merits of my blessed Redeemer, Amen. William Tucker (LS) Signed sealed and delivered on the eleventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three in my presence, Joseph F. Phelps Missionary of Portugal Cove.