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Will of Jacob Barrett
I, Jacob Barrett, retired fisherman, of Coley’s Point, in the District of Harbour Grace, in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do hereby make and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking any other will heretofore made by me, and as to my worldly estate that I shall die possessed of I give, devise and bequeath to my nephew, John Barrett, that piece or parcel of land between John Smith’s stable and Moses Barretts boundary fence, and extending northwards from the public road sixty feet, or to my nephew Robert Barrett, should the said John Barrett not require it, to have and to hold to their heirs and assigns forever. I give, devise and bequeath to my brother-in-law Isaac Dawe the sum of thirty dollars and to my brother Moses Barrett, likewise the sum of thirty dollars. I give, devise and bequeath to John Smith the remainder of my money, and the remainder of my land, and all my personal effects that I may die possessed of. I hereby appoint John Smith as my sole executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Jacob Barrett to subscribe my name on this the nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen Jacob his X mark Barrett Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereto set our hand Witnesses Jas. Norman W.H. Greenland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
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