Will of Abraham Bartlett from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 108-109 probate year 1852
Abraham Bartlett deceased.
The last will and testament of Abraham Bartlett of Brigus, Conception Bay (Planter) in the Island of Newfoundland.
Firstly, I give and bequeath to my son John the sum of five hundred pounds currency and also ¼ part of the schooner Sarah and one third of all my fishing room at Brigus and one third part of my fishing room and farm at Cupids together with the dwelling house in which he now resides the ground round about the said house and the stable.
Secondly, I give to my son Abraham the sum of Five hundred pounds currency and my half of the schooner Sarah provided nevertheless that he pays or cause to be paid to my son John one fourth part of the value of said schooner Sarah. I also give to my son Abraham one third part of my fishing room at Brigus and one third part of my fishing room and farm at cupids, together with the dwelling house in which now resides and the ground round about the house.
Thirdly, I give to my sons Isaac and William the sum of five hundred pounds currency each and also all the premises at Bay Roberts and the also the schooner Brothers and also an Eight-day clock to each which I desire my executors to purchase and pay for out of my estate..
Fourthly I give to my son Moses one half of the schooner Mary and one third part of my fishing rooms at Brigus and Cupids and also the sum of five hundred pounds currency.
Fifthly, I give to my daughters Mary Ann, Elizabeth, Susanna, Jane and Emma Selina the sum of five hundred pounds currency each.
Sixthly, My ground in the Wesleyan Meetinghouse yard I give to my sons John Abraham and Moses.
Seventhly, All my potato ground I give to my sons John Abraham and Moses to be divided among them share and share alike.
Eighthly the dwelling house in which I now reside and all the furniture (except the pianno which I give to my daughter Emma Selina) the stable and cellar and ground round about the house I give to my wife Ann and at her decease to become the property of my son Moses.
Ninthly, all my remaining money and property not before mentioned in this will I give to my wife Ann for her proper use and maintenance and at her decease to be equally divided among my children or their heirs.
Tenthly, My pew in the gallery of the Episcopal church I give to my son John and the two pews below to my wife Ann to do with as she pleases also the pew in the gallery of the Wesleyan Meeting house I give to my son Abraham and those below to my wife Ann to do with as she pleases.
Eleventhly, The horse Dick I give to my son Moses and all the rest of the cattle, farming implements to my wife Ann.
Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my son John and Mr. John Leamon of Brigus to be executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
Abraham his X mark Bartlett (LS)
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator on the day of the date hereof in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof, the same will having been read over to the testator before he signed it and appeared to be fully understood by him this thirteenth day of July one thousand eight hundred and fifty two,
witness, William Smith Mills William Smith.
D. M. Browning