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Will of Denis Brothers
Know all men and by these presents that I Denis Brothers of Admirals Cove Fermews in the Island of Newfoundland do give and devise unto my daughter Hester Treanor and her husband William Treanor upon trust during their natural lives for the use and benefit of their children as I shall herein limit and appoint all that messuage dwelling house outhouses fishing room and premises together with a horse and four head of black cattle the garden and field adjoining lying and being in the village of Admirals Cove Fermews aforesaid bounded on the N.W. side by a river and on the S.E. by Patrick Readys garden and by Richard Coadys garden on the south also that field or piece of garden ground lying situated and being near the village of Admirals Cove Fermews once the property of James Ready and James Callanan bounded on one side by the path leading to Chance Bay and by waste ground and by ground belonging to James Fitzgerald on the other side and also that piece of ground being on the hill behind the village of Admirals Cove Fermews known by the name of Snipes Walk also a garden known by the name of the Spout garden bounded by James Duggans Cellar and by the property of John O'Neill and by a lane leading by the property of John Aylward also that property at the river head of Fermews lately the property of Messrs. Congdon and Treston bounded on the N.W. by a river called Milford River also that plantation at the south east of Clears Cove at the entrance of the harbour of Fermews known by the name of James Winsor plantation the whole which is now in the possession of the said William Treanor as tenant the whole of which I hereby give and devise upon trust unto my said daughter Hester Treanor and her husband William Treanor for the use and behoof of their children in the manner following that is to say the rents profits and income of the same shall be expended by my daughter Hester Treanor and her husband William Treanor or either of them each and every year during their natural lives in providing clothes and education for their children or placing them or any of them to any trade or business as they may think fit and it is my will and I hereby limit that the said Hester and William Treanor shall not be accountable to their children for the manner in which the said rent shall be expended and I further will and order that at the death of my daughter Hester Treanor or husband William Treanor he may will and bequeath the said property in the manner pleasing to himself that is to say that the said William Treanor may will and bequeath as he may think proper to his children. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal at Fermews aforesaid this eighteenth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty one and in the fifth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria the first by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen defender of the Faith &c. &c. &c.
Denis X his hand and seal Brothers (LS) Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Walter Fahy, Robert his X mark Bothers. Thomas Larissy.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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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