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Will of William Ash from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 455-456 probate year 1889
Last Will and Testament
In the name of God, Amen. I William Ash of Harbour Grace Fisherman being sick and weak in body, but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding. Do make this my last will and testament in manner following. As to such worldly estate as God of his goodness hath bestowed upon me, I give and dispose of as follows. That is to say my dear wife must never be disturbed while she remains a widow, neither must she turn my grandson Richard Ash out of the house or off the land during her widowhood. The dwelling house that my son Jonathan Ash held in possession. I give and bequeath to my grandson Stephen Ash and his heirs for ever. I give and bequeath to my grandsons Stephan and Richard Ash and their heirs for ever all the waterside land and property. The dwelling house and land now in the possession of John Shepard, I give and bequeath to my daughter Patience her heirs for ever. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Davis a piece of land measuring fifteen feet north and south and fifty three feet east and west, said piece of land being the most northern part of my land) during her natural life, after her decease the said piece of land is to go to my grandson Richard Ash, his heirs for ever. I also give and bequeath to my grandson Richard Ash his heirs for ever my dwelling house and all that is in it, together with the remainder of my land and property. I also now say that none of said land or property is never to be sold for debt neither is any Roman Catholic to possess one inch of said land or property. And I do nominate constitute and appoint Samuel Lilly and Thomas Snow exors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all and every other will or wills heretofore made and do declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said William Brien have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty ??? day of April in the year of our Lord 1884 at Harbour Grace aforesaid Wm his x mark Ash (L.S.) Signed sealed and declared by the above named William Ash in presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses E. Martin. T. Snow.
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