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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Bide
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 318 to 320 probate year 1840
John Bide deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me John Bide of Tizzards Harbour in the Island of Newfoundland Planter made whilst of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding First I will that all my just debts funeral expenses and the costs and charges of proving this my will be duly paid and satisfied.
Item I give unto my beloved son William Bide all and every part of my fishing room situated in Tizzards Harbour his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever to hold unto him the said William Bide my beloved son his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever or for during all my estate and interest therein and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects stock in trade goods and chattels real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever or of what nature of kind soever the same may be after payment of my debts funeral expenses charges of proving this my will I give devise and bequeath the same unto my beloved sons William Bide, Joseph Bide and John Bide to hold unto them the said Wm. Bide, Jos. Bide and Jno Bide their heirs executors administrators and assigns as long as they shall the said William Bide, Joseph Bide and John Bide live agreeably together or by matrimony change their state but should Joseph Bide and John Bide my younger sons wish to separate from their Brother Willm Bide at any future period It is my desire that the property before mentioned viz. my estate and effects stock in trade goods and chattels real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever or of what nature and kind soever be delivered unto my beloved son William Bide as his own personal right his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever peaceably to enjoy that no longer them the aforesaid Joseph Bide and John Bide my beloved sons agree and hold together with their brother William Bide and strive together for the comforting and supporting my beloved wife Marther Bide their mother and my beloved daughter Rose Bide their sister in meat drink lodging wearing apparel and everything necessary to make them comfortable in this life shall they have the least claim right or title unto the before mentioned bequest but should my beloved daughter Rose Bide alter her state by marriage all her claim shall then cease that she before had on her brothers William Bide, Joseph Bide and John Bide. Should my beloved sons Joseph Bide and John Bide separate themselves from my beloved son William Bide in consequence of the whole property possessed of in his life being made over to my beloved son William Bide his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever he the said William Bide my beloved son is then as before mentioned to provide for my beloved wife Marther Bide his mother every necessary in his power to make her in every respect comfortable as long as she lives as well as my beloved daughter Rose Bide his sister xx whilst she remains in an unmarried state And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Mr. John Forward of Tizzards Harbour aforesaid and of the Island of Newfoundland executor of this my last will and testament I revoke and make void all and every former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore and declare this only to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five.
John Bide (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by John Bide the testator as and for his last will and testament on the day and date above written in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have set our names as witnesses hereto where no stamp paper is used John Forward. John Chant, Farmer. Joseph Thomas, Sarvant.
D. M. Browning
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 18, 2003)
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