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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Bennett
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 493-494
probate year 1912
James Bennett deceased.
In the name of God Amen I James
Bennett of Holyrood being very weak but in perfect mind and
memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die to make
and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally
and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty
God that Gave it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent
Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but
at the General resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty
power of god and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased
God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in
the following manner and form.
First I give to my son Mike all the land I possess out side and House and out Houses my Bed is to
be Miks and if he don’t return to live on the place the bed is
to be sold for Masses for my self and wife The Cars is to be Mikes’ and
James is to have the use of them untill Mike want them. My son James can’t claim no land out side of my fence that is to say to the
south west of his House. My son John can’t claim nothing out side
but his Kitchen garden, my son Mike is to have that parcel of clear land
by the Broad Brook on Wittless Bay line Bounded by John on the south
that parcel of land bounded by John on the north and James on the south
shall be Divided between Mike and Petter if William Don’t come
home my son James is next the south plot of land. Frank shall have that
plot of land on the Wittless Bay line Bounded by Mike on the south and
one mile on the north and Mike is to have from one mile
to wooden Bridge.
Kate is to have my Cow and if she sell the Cow the
money is to be turned into a head stone. James is to have the use of
the out side land untill Mike come back. This is my last will and Testament
in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 21 day of January
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seven. I also appoint
W. P. Walsh as my executor Signed by the said James
Bennett as his last
will and testament in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed
our names as - James his x mark Bennett - witness Michael
Dunphy John x Mullowney
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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