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Will of John Ansty
Last Will and Testament of
I John Ansty of Purcell's Harbour Twillingate in the Northern District of Newfoundland make this my last will and testament, while in the possession of sound mind and memory this the twenty eight day of May A.D. 1896. I give devise and bequeath my estate and property in the following manner
1. I give and devise unto my beloved wife Amelia Anstey one third of my property situated in the above named place to be used for her benefit during her natural life should she so long continue my widow. And that at the death of my said wife or in event of her marrying again all the property hereby devised as aforesaid I give and devise to my son James Anstey his heirs and assigns for ever.
II. I give and bequeath to my said wife Amelia Anstey the sum of one hundred dollars now in the savings Bank of Newfoundland and fifty dollars in gold which I have now in my possession in my dwelling house.
III. I also give and bequeath unto my said wife Amelia Anstey one third of my household furniture, china etc which shall be in my dwelling house at my death.
IV. I give and devise to my son James Anstey his heirs and assigns forever two thirds of my property situate as aforesaid together with all the hereditaments and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining to have and to hold the said premises to the said James Anstey his heirs and assigns forever.
V. I give and bequeath to my said son James Anstey two thirds of my household goods, furniture and effects which shall be in my possession at my death.
VI. I also bequeath the following legacies to the several persons hereafter named
VII. I give and bequeath to Norman John Roberts above mentioned my watch and chain.
VIII. All the rest residue and remainder of my money and estate I give and bequeath and devise to my son James Anstey his heirs and assigns forever.
Lastly I hereby appoint and constitute Charles White to be my executor of this my last will and Testament who is to receive five per cent for the execution of the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the twenty eight day of May A.D. 1896 - (sgd) John Anstey (LS) Signed published and declared by the above named John Anstey as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request have signed as witnesses & set our seal to the same. (Sgd) Thomas his x mark Anstey (LS) (Sgd) James Colbourne (LS)
In case my son James Anstey die leaving no child the money and property of my estate is then to equally divided among my three daughters Francis Eveligh, Jane Blandford & Emma Anstey or whoever of them may be surviving at that time of my son James Anstey's death. And if he dies leaving no heir the money and property is also to be divided among his children (daughters) and the above named, but if he dies leaving an heir then he my son James Anstey may will the property to his heir or heirs. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the twenty eight day of May 1896. (Sgd) John Anstey (LS) Signed Sealed and declared by the above named John Ansty as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request have signed as witness and set our seal to the same. Witness (sgd) Thomas x Anstey (LS) (sgd) James Colbourne (LS)
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and Codicil of John Anstey deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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