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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 548-549 probate year 1927

Will of Andrew J. Pearce


This is the last Will and Testament of ANDREW J. PEARCE of Twillingate, in the District of Twillingate, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, Retired.

I, Andrew J. Pearce being of sound disposing mind, memory and understanding do hereby will devise and bequeath as follows:-

1. Unto my son John D. the dwelling house I own and possess situate and being in Twillingate aforesaid, together with all land and waterside and other houses in connection therewith; also the furniture (save and except what I afterwards mention herein) in my dwelling house, to include bed and bedding-provided nevertheless that my wife Lucy A. shall have the use of sufficient rooms and furniture in said dwelling house during her natural life; also all that piece or parcel of land situate and being in Back Harbour, Twillingate; also two Telescopes (spy-glasses) one cornet and one violin.

2. Unto my wife Lucy A. the organ now in my dwelling house.

3. Unto my daughter Anna Bella, now of Toronto, in the Dominion of Canada, the small English harmonium or organ in my dwelling house.

4. Unto Mrs. M. W. Knapp, one of the Trustees of the Pentecostal Mission, Cincinnati, Ohio, for her only proper use and benefit the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

5. Unto Mrs. Carrie Judd Montgomery, Beulah Heights, Oakland, California, the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

6. Unto Myron Chapman Pearce-an adopted son of my wife-now of St. John's the sum of One Hundred Dollars for his only personal use and benefit.

7. Unto my wife Lucy A. and my son John D. and my two daughters, namely Anna Bella, and Agnes R. all the books in my dwelling house, the family pictures, money in Bank and on hand, money secured by investment and loans, and all the rest and residue of my said estate of every description whatever, after paying my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses-share and share alike.

8. I nominate constitute and appoint Messrs Arthur Colbourne and Edward J. Linfield as executors of this my last Will and Testament - And at the same time I revoke all former wills at any time heretofore made by me, and do declare this writing to be my last Will and Testament.

Dated at Twillingate aforesaid this Ninth day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and Twenty Five.


Signed Published and Declared by Andrew J. Pearce, the Testator in our presence, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, at his request signed our names as witnesses.

Arthur Colbourne

Arthur Manuel.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 7th 1927. Warren J. Probate granted to Arthur Colbourne and Edward J. Linfield. March 7th. 1927. Estate sworn at $15,777.22

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