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Will of William Cadwell
To all whom these presents may concern be it known that I William Cadwell of the town of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Sailmaker do will and leave to my wife Elizabeth Cadwell all and certain property consisting of two dwelling houses in my possession and certain fee simple property in the occupancy of Thomas Tarahan upon which is erected dwelling houses, also a piece of ground situate in the rear of the house occupied by the said Thomas Tarahan That the said Elizabeth Cadwell my wife shall hold and enjoy the above property during her lifetime only for her own and the support of her four daughters viz. Mary Cadwell, Rebecca Cadwell, Louisa Cadwell and Eliza Cadwell That the said Elizabeth Cadwell shall not sell or in any manner dispose of the said property to the injury of the above named children It is my will and pleasure that when God shall call Elizabeth Cadwell my wife unto himself that William French Planter of Mortons Harbour Green Bay in the above named Island shall have and hold in trust as Guardian of the above named children the property above mentioned for their proper support and maintenance that the said William French shall in no manner use of dispose of the said property to the injury of the said children and that the said William French shall only hold the said property in trust as Guardian to the said children after the demise of Elizabeth Cadwell my wife It is my further will and pleasure that after the death of Elizabeth Cadwell my wife that in the event of Rebecca Cadwell Louisa Cadwell and Eliza Cadwell becoming married that the said William French shall have out of the said property the sum of twelve pounds currency annually for the support and maintenance of my daughter Mary Cadwell so long as she shall live It is also my command that in the event of the said William French not treating my said daughter Mary Cadwell kindly after the manner of a good brother and Guardian that my executors hereafter mentioned are empowered and instructed to provide another Guardian for the said Mary Cadwell The intention of the above being completed it is my further will and pleasure that the above named properties be equally divided among my five children, viz, Elizabeth Graham Jane French Rebecca Cadwell Louisa Cadwell and Eliza Cadwell always receiving a life interest to the amount of twelve pounds currency per annum to my said daughter Mary Cadwell It is my further will and pleasure that a certain fishing room with waterside at present in the occupancy of Thomas Blackler in Portugal Cove in the Island of Newfoundland aforesaid be also disposed of in the manner and after the intention of the above named property It is my further will and pleasure that Elizabeth Cadwell my wife collect and pay all my debits owed by and due to me It is my further will and pleasure that William French of Moretons Harbour Green Gay and Samuel Carson M.D. and Elizabeth Cadwell my wife of the town of St. John's in the aforesaid Island be my executors and Executrix -to this my will As witness my hand this 30th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five William his X mark Cadwell (LS)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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