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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Haniel Bryant
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 449-450
probate year 1912
Haniel Bryant deceased.
I Haniel Bryant of Hickmans
Harbor Random Trinity Bay, being of sound mind make this my last will
and Testament as follows viz-
1. I leave my house to my eldest
2. My land is to be divided equally between
my sons Benjamin and Chesley
3. I leave
my best bed and bedding to my son Benjamin with my best watch also my
second best bed and bedding I leave to my son Chesley with
my second best watch.
my horse does not pay in mill logs he is to be fattened and sold and
the money go towards the support of my children.
5. My machines
in my workshop are to be sold if necessary for the benefit of my children.
My insurance policy I leave to my son Benjamin with
the understanding that he does not see his brother and sisters in need.
7 My money in the Bank is to be used to pay my Just debts and the balance
for the benefit of my children
8. My organ is to be returned
and the amount refunded and if not it is to be sold.
share in the Slate quarry if sold is to be divided among my children
and if one is crippled or more in need that one is to receive a little
more If the quarry is not sold my two boys Benjamin and Chesley to
take my part
10 The Sewing Machine I leave to Silly my daughter
and my wife’s gold ring I leave to my daughter Emily
The house furniture other than not before mentioned I leave to my son
Benjamin I also appoint Mr Joseph Pelley of Hickman’s Harbor as
my Executor of this my Last will and Testament and do here set my hand
and seal. Haniel Bryant. his x mark (LS) In the presence of John
T. Newman Joseph Pelley
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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