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 8 pages 337-338 probate year 1907

Will of Alexander Pelley


Hants Harbor Newfoundland In the name of God Amen. I Alexander Pelley of Hants Harbor Newfoundland being weak of body but of sound mind and memory and knowing it is appointed unto men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following manner and form, that is to say

Firstly I give my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it knowing that at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again according to the mighty power of God and my body to be buried in decent burial. And as touching my worldly Goods which it hath pleased God to give me. I give and dispose of in the following manner and form

I give and bequeath to my nephew John Pelley all my land and property situate at Caplin Cove namely the Farm adjoining the land of the Late James Mitchell also the Grass Meadow whereon stands my old dwelling House together with the said old dwelling House Also the Cabbage Garden near the said Grass Meadow, also the waterside property situate at Caplin Cove and bounded on the South by the Late John Ellis (of Thomas) land and on the north by the land of Jacob Ellis Senior to be my nephews for his sole use or to dispose of as he deems fit also I give and bequeath to my nephew John Pelley my part of the fishing room and property situate at Hants harbour

I also give and bequeath to my nephew John Pelley all the money that I possess at my death, that is to say all that I may have in my possession at my death and the money that I may have in the Savings Bank of the Newfoundland Government which amount is now Eight hundred and ninety dollars together with accrued interest thereon after the said nephew John Pelley paying any debts that I may owe at my death. I appoint Peter Tuck and Archibald Targett to be my executors.

I hereby revoke annul and disallow all other wills or testaments made by me declaring this to be my last will and testament Signed witnessed and declared by me in the presence of the witnesses and in the presence of each other this Twenty ninth day of July A.D. one thousand nine hundred and seven Alexander his x mark Pelley Witnesses Archibald Targett Peter Tuck.

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 21/07 C.J. Probate Oct 21/07 granted to Archibald Targett and Peter Tuck. Estate sworn at $1100.00

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