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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Brown
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 99-100 probate
Last Will and Testament of
Thomas Brown of King's Cove
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
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
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
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
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
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
William Kirby Clerk in Holy Orders Kings Cove.
Shears Open Hall
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
& Hy Brown
Nov 14: 1894
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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