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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Esau Blandford Senior


Will of Esau Blandford Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 123-124 probate year 1910

In re
      Esau Blandford         deceased.

      The last will and testament of Esau Blandford Sr. I Esaw Blandford considering the uncertainty of this life and being of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say):
First. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Selina Blandford, my dwelling - house and outhouses pertaining to the same with all furniture contained therein. Also all lands belonging to me, which may not be specially mentioned hereafter. I also give and bequeath to the said Selina Blandford my cattle, stable & etc. all of the before named to be hers as long as she shall live and bear the name of Blandford.
Second I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Blandford that garden by the house of the said Thomas Blandford known as his cabbage garden; also a garden on the hill, North east of his house, and situated on the west side of the public road leading north east through the island. To my son Thomas Blandford. I also give a seine known as “the large Caplin” seine.”
Third:- I give and bequeath unto my son Archibald Blandford, the following that building known as the shop with water side, bounded on the north by point, and on the south, by house known as bark-house.
Fourth:- I give and bequeath unto my son Esaw Blandford my vessel the “Lady Blandford” with all the gear of the said vessel. Also my cod trap with all the gear of the said codtrap    I also give to my son Esaw Blandford all my fishing boats stage flakes and store known as Fish store,” also store known as twine store, and salt store.
Fifth:- My Forge house and forge also Bark house is to be open to the use of all my sons; each one having an equal claim
Sixth:- My wish is that my beloved wife Selina Blandford shall be comfortably provided for by her children especially by those receiving property. I hereby appoint my son Archibald Blandford to be sole executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my mark in the presence of the two undersigned on this 13th day of April 1899     Esaw his x mark Blandford Sr. witnesses     John Garland.    William Rose.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July 14/10
Emerson J.
July 15/10
granted to
at $1800.00



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