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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Nathaniel Batten
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 271 probate
NATHANIEL BATTEN deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Nathaniel
Batten of Bell Island in Conception Bay Newfoundland being perfectly
sound in mind, memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament
1st I give devise and bequeath to my wife Susannah Batten all
my land on Bell Island containing three and a half (3 ½) acres more
or less and all the houses and property on said land until such time as she
may marry again in which case all the land and property aforesaid belongs
to my son
Nathaniel Batten. Also that my daughter Harriet shall
live on this land while she is unmarried. Also that after
the death of my wife all the aforesaid property & land
shall belong to my son Nathaniel Batten.
2nd I give devise
and bequeath to my son Nathaniel Batten my land situate at
CLARKES BEACH Conception Bay and containing one acre more or less.
3rd I hereby
appoint the Rev. J. Stead at present Incumbent of Bell Island executor of this
my last will & testament Signed Nathaniel his
X mark Batten Signed sealed
and declared by the said testator in the presence of us who in his presence,
at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed
our names as witnesses this twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and fourteen the same having been first read over to
him and explained Witnesses Revd J. Stead William Bennett Sr.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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