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Will of Hannah Carnell
This is the last will and testament of me Hannah Carnell of Saint John's Widow. I give devise and bequeath to Sarah Ann Collier and her heirs the house I now occupy and also the small garden bounded on the west by ground leased to Robert Hext and on the east by the premises held by Richard Carnell I give devise and bequeath to Elizabeth Agnes Kendal and her heirs the house now occupied by her with half the ground at the back of the said house and half the ground at the front thereof.
I give devise and bequeath to Mary Jane Oak and her heirs the house now occupied by Mr. Marshall with half the ground at the back of the said house and half the ground at the front thereof and I direct that the land at the front and rear of the houses devised to the said Elizabeth Agnes Kendal and Mary Jane Oak and which land is devised to them as aforesaid shall be divided between them by a straight line to be drawn from the Government boundary in the rear to the road leading to Quidi Vidi I give devise and bequeath to Samuel George Carnell and William Carnell and their heirs to be equally divided between them by a line to be drawn from the road to the rear the land adjoining the garden given to Mary Jane Oak and extending on the Quidi Vidi Road to the Government boundary - I give devise and bequeath to Richard Carnell and John Joseph Carnell and their heirs to be equally divided between them form front to rear, the land at present under lease to Charles Fox Bennett Esquire- I will and direct that all such money as I may die possessed of after payment of my just debts and funeral expenses, shall be divided equally amongst my seven children- my bed and bedding I give and bequeath to Mary Jane Oak; the rest of my furniture is to be divided between Sarah Ann Collier, Elizabeth Agnes Kendal and Mary Jane Oak- I revoke all former wills and I appoint my son Samuel Carnell executor of this my will-
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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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