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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Esau Blandford Senior
Will of Esau Blandford Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages
123-124 probate year 1910
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):
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.
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.”
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.
I give and bequeath unto my son Esaw Blandford my vessel
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.
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
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.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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