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In the Probate Court Saint John’s Newfoundland
In the Name of God, Amen. I, William Williams Senior of Bay Bulls in
Newfoundland being through the Mercy and goodness of God , tho weak in body,
yet of found and perfect understanding and memory, do constitute this my last
Will and testament and desire it may be received by all as such.-
I most humbly bequeath my Soul to God my maker beseeching His most gracious
acceptance of it,
As to my Worldly Estate, I will and positively order that all my debts be paid,
and that I do hereby constitute and appoint two of my sons (John Williams
and Martin Williams) to be my executors, to transact all matters whatsoever
relative to these presents viz.
I bequeath to the aforesaid John Williams Seventy- four pounds, and
I give to Martin Williams, One hundred pounds. To the children of
my son Thomas Williams, One hundred and fifteen pounds, to the children
of my son William Williams, One hundred and fifteen pounds, to the children
of my son Joseph Williams One hundred pounds, to my son Richard, One
hundred pounds. To my son Philip, One hundred pounds, and to
my son Jeremiah I bequeath all my right title and interest in the House wherein
I now dwell, together with the fishing Room and plantations thereto belonging,
but that he is to live and abide with his two brothers (unmarried) in the same
premises until he is considered to be of sufficient age and experience, by my
aforesaid Executors to manage for himself and I also bequeath the said Jeremiah,
One hundred pounds. I also bequeath to my daughter Betsey, One hundred
pounds, to my daughter Peggy, One hundred pounds. To my daughter Nelly
One hundred and fifty pounds and to my daughter Mary, Two hundred pounds.
I also give and bequeath to my aforesaid children any other property to be
belonging not herein before particularly mentioned. The distribution thereof
to be left to my aforesaid Executors as follows, a fishing room that I have
lately let to John Demlop. Monies and Cash that may be left after my
funeral and other expenses.
In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this Fifth day of
Sealed, published and declared by the above named William Williams for and
as his Last Will and Testament.
In the presence of us.
John L. Mackie