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 Thomas Freke from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 145-146 probate year 1881


In re
         Thomas Freke deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Thomas Freke, Planter, of Joe Bats Arm Newfoundland, being through the goodness of Almighty God of sound mind & memory though weak in body and being aware of the uncertainty of human life, do make and declare my last will and testament.     First I commend my soul to God who gave it and desire that after my death my body may be decently buried, according to the rites & ceremonies of the Church of England and that a suitable headstone be placed over my grave.     Secondly- Concerning my worldly estate I give and dispose of it in the following manner after all my just & lawful debts are paid and discharged.     I give and bequeath to my son Absalom Freke my fishing room and all thereto belonging I give and bequeath to my daughter Eve Hodder my dwelling house & furniture as it stands at the time of my death.     I give and bequeath to my grandson William Thomas Brown my bed and bedding together with my Trunk and all it contains at the time of my death.     Whatever money I die possessed of (over and above that contained in my trunk which I leave to my grandson William Thomas Brown) I give and bequeath to my four children, i.e. Absalom Freke, Sophia Hewlett, Harriet Brown & Eve Hodder share and share alike-     I likewise appoint my neighbour Charles Britt as executor to this my last will and testament.     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five-     Thomas Freke his X mark (LS)     Signed, sealed, pronounced and declared by the above named Thomas Freke, as his last will and testament (after having been first read over and explained) in presence of us who in each otherís presence have hereunto signed our names as witnesses this eleventh day of December A.D. 1875.     Charles Britt- Christopher Meek.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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