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Will of Samuel George Carnell
This is the last will and testament of me Samuel George Carnell of St. John's Wheelwright. I direct that my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid. I give and bequeath to my son Arthur Samuel George Carnell the amount belonging to me in the bank together with the Bank book. I give my Doubloon to my grandchild Charles Francis Webber- I desire that John Jocelyn shall have liberty to live with my wife and children for the remainder of her life free of expense and charge. I give and bequeath all the rest and remainder of my goods property and effects to my wife Catherine Carnell during her natural life for her support and the support of my four children by the said Catherine Carnell and after her death I desire that the said goods property and effects shall be divided equally among my said four children. *the rents of farm to go to pay the mortgage off In the event of my wife marrying again I desire that the foregoing bequest to her shall lapse and that the said property goods and effects shall go immediately to my said four children. I appoint my son John Thomas Carnell and my son-in- law Duncan Baxter to be the executors of this my will. Witness my hand at St. John's this 25th Augt. 1880. Saml George Carnell. Signed and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses. Henry Ellis. George Snow.
Note: From the Newfoundland will books vol 4 folio 100 probate 1880. I used LDS microfilm 2070897.
Samuel George Carnell was a son of John Carnell and Hannah Gill Harris. He first married Ann Elizabeth Green from Trinity in April 1844. They had two children (Hannah Louisa and John Thomas Green) then Ann died in April 1871. Samuel then married widow Catherine Ann Josilyn (Jocelyn) about 1872. She had previously been married to a Thomas Prowse in October 1856.
Hannah Louisa Carnell married George Grant Webber in November 1867. George died December 1870. Then Hannah married Duncan Baxter in October 1874.
John Thomas Green Carnell married Elizabeth Rixon McCoubrey. Samuel and Catherine had four children together. Son Arthur Samuel George Carnell died in February 1882 as did his brother Duncan Francis Jocelyn Carnell. The two remaining sons were Charles William and Archibald Richard. George died August 25, 1880. The September 4th, 1880 Harbor Grace Standard & Conception Bay Advertiser newspaper noted that he was a native of Riviere du Loup, Lower Canada.
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