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Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 424-425 probate year 1926

Will of Stephen Vatcher Cluett


Last Will and Testament Know all men by these present Greeting

That I Stephen Vatcher Cluett of Belleoram Fortune Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Being of sound mind and memory declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

1st. I hereby appoint my oldest son to be my executor, with authority to pay all just Bills and to receive and collect the earnings of any investments, and to sell the Vessel Salma Creta as early as possible at his own discretion.

2nd. I give devise and bequeath a piece of land surveyed etc in their mothers name, and situate at the bottom of Belleoram to my two oldest sons Arthur & Edward also water Side premises etc and land outside the fence near the house and on the Gull Point.

3rd. I give devise & bequeath to my youngest son Stephen Vatcher Cluett my dwelling House and land surrounding inside the fence on condition that if either his elder brothers marry they are if necessary have the use of the homestead until the beforementioned Stephen attain the age of nineteen.

4th. Also the proceeds in full value of a fraction over nine shares in the Vessel James W Parker at $335.15/100 per share or total of $3000.00/100 and the earning power, but not to pay any Bills in future Vessel to stand her own expenses Also the proceeds in full value in the Vessel Cecil L Beck of eight shares at $250.00 per share or total $2000.00/100 and the earning power Also not to pay any Bills in future this Vessel also to stand her own expenses Also one share of Twenty five dollars in an Ice House and its earning power And the residue of of any property to be equally divided between my five children Viz, Arthur, Edward Reta Stephen and Myrtle.

5. I also give devise & bequeath as follows Arthur, Edward and Stephen to have a Bed Bedstead & fittings each The Organ to my daughter Reta, and the Sewing Machine to my daughter Myrtle Also their late mothers personal property to be equally divided between my two daughters Reta & Myrtle Also one Bed Bedstead & fittings to my youngest daughter Myrtle and any unmentioned such as furniture Pictures etc to be equally divided between the five, three boys & two girls.

6. I give devise and bequeath to my eldest daughter Six hundred dollars And to my youngest son one thousand dollars, and to my youngest daughter seventeen hundred And after that, the balance of money in cash Also money invested to be equally divided among the five children Viz Arthur, Edward, Reta, Stephen and Myrtle. Including Life Insurance Policy
And last neither Reta, Stephen or Myrtle to exceed over three hundred per year except for the purpose of education and read over and signed by the Testator in the presence of each other this fifteenth day of May one thousand nine hundred and twenty five


W. G. Nott

J. M. Fudge

15th May /25
J R Courage S. M.

Commissioner CORRECT.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 11/26. Warren J. Probate granted to Arthur L. Cluett. Sept 13/26. Estate sworn at $25,894.38

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