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Miscellaneous Deeds and Wills
Vol 7 Page 168
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF ROBERT MUGFORD
PORT DE GRAVE NEWFOUNDLAND
FOUND AT REGISTRY OF DEEDS
OLD WILLS AND DEEDS(1744-1859)
In the name of God amen
The tenth day of January 1772 I Robert Mugford of Port de Grave in the island of Newfoundland fisherman being very sick and weakly in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God: wherefore calling unto mind the mortality of my mind and body and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die. Do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discression of my executors. Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such mortality estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and forum. First I give and bequeath to Ann Mugford my dearly beloved wife while she is alive all my estate not to be obstructed from her by any of my children by her lifetime together with all my household goods and chattels now belonging to me or shall belong to me by my lifetime. After my decease and my wife Ann Mugfords decease. To my eldest daughter Frances Mugford I do freely give after my decease and my wife's the whole part of my plantation called the hole from the breadth straight up by a mark with the cows meadow belonging thereunto. Also I do freely give and bequeath to my second daughter Margaret Mugford the sole part of my plantation called the lower brook meadow with the garden part adjoining thereunto after my decease and my wife's not to be molested by any person. Also I give and bequeath to my third daughter Susannah Mugford the whole part of my plantation after me and my wife decease adjoining to my son William Mugfords room. The stage to be built on the eastern side of his and on the side to make room enough to make one boats, fish and no more, and not to be molested of that.
I give to my son William Mugford whom I likewise constitute make and ordain my sole executrix of this my last will and testament all and singular my lands and tenements by him freely to be ? And enjoyed. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and dismissal all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executions by me in any ? Before named willed and bequeathed. Lastly giving and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Robert Mugford as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers
Robert (his rm mark) Mugford
Port de grave the first of November 1790
In the name of god amen.
I the within named Robert Mugford do further give unto my son William Mugford, a silver tankard, and a watch. My daughter Margaret a silver snuff box, one silver spoon, for Frances one and Margaret one spoon each. One pair of silver buckles for Susannah, likewise I give my daughter Susannah a silver half pint that is in the hands of my brother James Mugford. This as also the within is to be fulfilled- given under my hand Robert (his rm mark) Mugford
witness Jn tucker
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