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Will of William Card
I William Card Planter in Merritts Harbor Green Bay Newfoundland native of Somerset England do now make this my last will and testament revoking all former wills made by me I appoint William Lethbridge Joseph Blandford and my son Samuel Card to be my executors and I give unto them upon trust all my property of all sorts and kinds whatsoever to be disposed of in the following manner-
First I give unto my son Samuel Card all my land, houses, stores, stages and flakes known as William Card’s fishing room,
Secondly I give unto my son Samuel Card one half the schooner Cod Seine Caplin Seine owned by me con-jointly and all other nets, lines &c. which I possess,
Thirdly I give unto my grandson James Card one garden detached separated by the road this garden being the only piece of land I possess and not given to Samuel Card having given all other lands excepting this garden to Samuel Card
Fourthly I give unto my grandchildren Anne Winsor, Fanny Vatcher, Mary Miles, Sophia Kates, Samuel Kates, Elizabeth Kates and Louisa Kates twenty pounds currency each, The twenty pounds each for the last four named namely Sophia Kates, Samuel Kates, Elizabeth Kates and Louisa Kates to be lodged in Commercial Bank until they are twenty one years of age
Fifthly I give unto my wife Mary Card one hundred pounds currency-
Sixthly, I give unto my son Samuel Card all other moneys I possess about two hundred pounds conditionally that he matains my wife Mary Card signed by me this twenty fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight
William his X mark Card Signed and sealed by the aforesaid William Card in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other as his last will and testament and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names, Thomas Ford, Thomas Connors.
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 or typed 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.
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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