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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of George Byles
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 326 to 328
probate year 1907
George Byles deceased.
the name of God Amen I George Byles of St. John’s Farmer do make publish and declare this as and
for my last will and testament
First I will and direct that all
my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as
possible after my decease.
Secondly I will and direct as follows.
If I should die before my youngest son George William Byles I give to him
part of my farm bounded by the Bay Bulls Road near St. John’s this
part shall extend in the rear to a brook or stream of water that runs across
the farm, this shall be his bounds in the rear. I also give and bequeath
to the said George William Byles all and every moveable
article including cart and all farm and other instruments and every thing
of every nature or kind on the said farm and all cattle and poultry thereon,
together with the two buildings on the said farm and all their contents
furniture bedding and all things both inside and outside the said house
shall be his.
And the said George William Byles shall be liable to pay
all debts due by me at the time of my death and to receive all moneys then
due to me and he shall pay to his three sisters and one brother the sum
of twenty dollars the names of his said sisters and brother shall be Elizabeth
Hynes Benjamin Tapp Byles Martha Benson and Charlotte
Chafe, these shall
have the said twenty dollars each from this farm and they shall claim no
more. And all my interest in and to that piece of land situate on Shotts
Road shall be sold after my death and the money the proceeds thereof shall
be divided in equal shares amongst the said last mentioned four.
give the rear and back part of my farm to my second son Henry Thomas
Byles and his bounds shall be the aforesaid brook or stream of water, which runs
across the farm the said Henry Thomas Byles shall not sell or mortgage
this portion of the farm without the consent of his brother George
William And the said Henry Thomas Byles shall have a piece of building ground,
this ground shall be situate on the south side of the entrance gate from
the Bay Bulls Road and this land shall measure thirty feet wide and one
hundred feet long and the said Henry Thomas Byles shall have a right of
way to go to his property through George Williams part.
And I hereby nominate and appoint my said son George William Byles to
be the executor of this my will Witness my hand at St. John’s this
25th day of June A.D. 1896 George his X mark Byles Signed published and
Declared by the said George Byles as his last will and testament in our
presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of
each other have hereto set our hands as witness on the said date This will
having been first read over and carefully explained to the said George
Byles James M Kent Daniel F Kent
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Byles on the
3rd day of
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