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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Bridget Bates
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 291-292
probate year 1911
Bridget Bates deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Bridget
Bates of St. John’s widow of the late John Bates deceased
do make publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament.
will and direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses
be paid as soon as possible after my death.
Secondly I give
devise and bequeath to my son Thomas Bates all my right title and interest
in and to that house No 169 Gower Street and the lands thereto appurtenant
the same being the Eastern house on the land held by me under lease from
one James Johnson
Third I give devise and
bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Bates all my right title and interest
in and to that house No 171 Gower Street and the land thereto appurtenant
the same being the western House on the land held by me under lease from
the said James Johnstone.
Fourth I also give devise
and bequeath to my said daughter Mary Ann Bates all the rest residue
and remainder of my goods property estate and effects including my household
goods and furniture and my Cottage and farm at Logy Bay of every nature
Fifth I hereby nominate and appoint my son James
J. Bates to be the executor
of this my will.
Lastly I hereby revoke and declare void all
other and former will by me made. Bridget
her x mark Bates Signed published and
declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament
in our presence who in her presence and at her request and in the presence
of each other have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses this 27th day of January A.D. 1905 the words “and my cottage and farm at
Logy Bay” being first inserted in the twenty third line. The said
will having been first read over and explained to the said testatrix
John W. Caines James M Kent.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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