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Will of Jabez Butler
This is the last Will and Testament of me Jabez Butler of
Chamberlains, Conception Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland, Farmer.
THIRD I give devise and bequeath to my said son Jabez H. Butler all that piece or parcel of land situate at Chamberlains aforesaid belonging to the estate of my late wife Emma Butler purchased from Mrs. Sarah Ann Butler together with the dwelling house barns and all other erections thereon, to hold the same unto my said son absolutely.
FOURTH I give devise and bequeath unto my said son Jabez H. Butler ALL THAT piece or parcel of land situate at Chamberlains aforesaid belonging to the estate of my late son Jacob Winsor Butler, to hold the same unto my said son Jabez H. Butler absolutely.
FIFTH I give and bequeath to my said son Jabez H. Butler ALL THAT piece or parcel of land situate at Chamberlains aforesaid purchased from McDougalls Estate and bounded as follows, on the South by the Main Road leading from St. John’s to Harbor Main, on the West by Chamberlains Road, on the North by land belonging to Abraham Dawe, Thomas Dowden, George Chaytor and Allan Chaytor, and on the East by Chaytors Road to hold the same unto my said son Jabez H. Butler absolutely.
SIXTH. I give and bequeath to my said son John J. Butler the sum of Two thousand five hundred dollars. (I make this bequest for the purpose of putting my said son John J. Butler as far as may be in the distribution of my estate on an equality with my said son Jabez H. Butler to whom I have left more land than I have to my said son John J. Butler).
SEVENTH. I give and bequeath to my grand daughter Jessie Maud Butler one feather bed and bedstead.
EIGHTH. I give and bequeath to my grandson James Winsor Butler my gold watch.
NINTH. I give and bequeath to my grandson Harold G. Butler my silver watch.
TENTH. I give and bequeath unto all my grandchildren living at the time of my death (except the said Jessie Maud Butler to whom I have already given Four huhdred dollars) the sum of Four hundred dollars each.
ELEVENTH . I give and bequeath to my niece Emma Isabel Thomas the sum of Two hundred dollars.
TWELFTH . I direct that all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid out of the residue of my estate.
THIRTEENTH. Subject to the next preceding paragraph of this my will I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my property to my said two sons John J. Butler and Jabez H. Butler absolutely share and share alike.
FOURTEENTH. I appoint my said sons John J. Butler and Jabez H. Butler to be Executors of this my will.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I the said Jabez Butler have to this my will set my hand this fourteenth day of July Anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and thirteen. JABEZ BUTLER.
Signed by the above named Jabez Butler as his last will in
the presence of us, both present at the same time, who at his request, in his
presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Jabez Butler of Topsail, Farmer, dated the 14th day of July Anno Domini, One thousand nine hundred and thirteen.
I will and direct that the tenth and eleventh paragraphs of my said will be entirely stricken out and cancelled.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I the said Jabez
Butler have hereunto set my hand to this Codicil of my Will at St. John’s
aforesaid this fourteenth day of October, Anno Domini, One thousand nine
hundred and nineteen. JABEZ BUTLER.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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