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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Thomas Brown

 

Will of Thomas Brown
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 99-100 probate year 1894

Last Will and Testament of
Thomas Brown of King's Cove
Planter deceased

In the name of God Amen.
I Thomas Brown of Kings Cove Bonavista Bay in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland Planter being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of the uncertainty of human life do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say.
I give devise and bequeath all my share of the fishing room in Kings Cove aforesaid commonly called Saunders room consisting of half the stage, half the flakes, half the lower store and the whole of the upper store to my three sons John Brown, Joseph Brown and Henry Brown in equal shares.
Also I give devise and bequeath my garden at pond head to my son Henry Brown. Also my small garden near Lawtons to my son Joseph Brown. Also the western half of my garden near the parsonage to the heirs of my deceased son William Brown.
Also the eastern end of the said garden to my son John Brown and my grandson Thomas Brown of John in equal shares.
Also I give devise and bequeath that part of my garden on the plate Cove road which is in grass to my son Joseph Brown and the half of the said garden in which potatoes are grown to my grandson Samuel of William.
Also I give devise and bequeath the ground on which my old dwelling house was built to my son Henry Brown. Also the eastern half of my dwelling house which I now occupy with the furniture which is in it to my son Henry Brown and the western half of my said dwelling house and the furniture which is in it to my grandson James Brown of Henry.
Also I give devise and bequeath all the property which I purchased from William Weeks, including dwelling house garden and out houses to the heirs of my deceased son William Brown.
Also I give devise and bequeath to my daughters Martha Prince, Sarah Candow and Rebecca Prince the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars each and to my son in law Henry Curtis one hundred and twenty dollars.
Also I give devise and bequeath to the clergyman of St. James Church Kings Cove aforesaid the sum of forty dollars for the repair of the said church or for the building fund for the new church to be applied at his discretion.
Also I give devise and bequeath to my grand daughter Mary Elizabeth Brown of John twenty dollars and to Mary Puddesford eight dollars.
Also I give devise and bequeath to my three sons John Brown, Joseph Brown and Henry Brown all the rest and residue of my money after my lawful debts and funeral expenses are paid in equal shares to them their heirs and administrators provided always and with this exception that John Brown aforesaid shall receive four hundred dollars less then my sons Joseph Brown and Henry Brown because I have already paid that sum for a cod trap for John Brown aforesaid, provided also that the expenses of proving this my last will and testament shall be borne by my three sons, three daughters and son in law aforesaid and a proportional share of such expenses shall be deducted from the legacies payable to my said daughters, sons and son in law but all other legacies hereinbefore mentioned shall be paid in full without deductions.
Also I give devise and bequeath all my money, land, houses or possessions of any description what so ever and where ever situated and not hereinbefore described to my three sons John Brown Joseph Brown and Henry Brown aforesaid in equal shares.
Also I hereby appoint my two sons Joseph Brown and Henry Brown to be executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of March in the year of the Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety two.
Thomas his x mark Brown
Signed Sealed published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament of the said Testator in our presence the same having been previously read over and explained and approved of by him in our presence who in the presence of the said Testator and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as witnesses thereto this 19th day of March A.D. 1892
(sgd) William Kirby Clerk in Holy Orders Kings Cove.
(Sgd) M.J. Shears Open Hall

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
J.S. Winter
J.
Probate
granted to
Jos Brown
& Hy Brown
The Executors
Nov 14: 1894
Estate
Sworn under
$4,000.00


Will without the last paragraph and margin comments previously submitted by Keith Brown in October 2002.

Will with last paragraph and margin comments submitted by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

 

 

Page Contributed by Keith Brown October 2002

Contributed by Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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