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Will of Edward Churchill
Last Will and Testament of
In the name of the Father of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, Amen. I Edward Churchill Farmer resident at Portugal Cove in the Electoral district of St. John's East in the Island of Newfoundland do declare this to be my last will and Testament. To my son Peter Churchill I give and bequeath the house in which I now live together with all the furniture it contains with the exception of my bed-stead. My bedstead I give to my Grandson George Churchill. To my two Grandsons George and Andrew, sons of my son the late John Churchill I give and bequeath sufficient of my waterside premises at Portugal Cove on which to erect one fishing stage and one flake for the (cures) of fish with right of approach thereto over my land. The said flake and stages to be the joint property of my Grandsons aforesaid they each to share and share alike in the ownership of the said portion of my waterside premises. The whole of the remainder of my waterside premises together with all my farm land I hereby give and bequeath to my three sons Peter Churchill, Alfred Churchill, and Elijah Churchill they each to share and share alike in the ownership there of both in reference to the waterside premises and the farm land. I especially desire that my three aforesaid sons do show kindness to my daughter and their sister Jane Somerton. I appoint my two sons Peter Churchill and Alfred Churchill to be the executors of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand at Portugal Cove on this tenth day of March Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight (sgn) Edward X (his mark) Churchill signed and declared to be his last will and testament by the Testator in our presence who in his presence and that of each other have hereunto affixed our signatures this tenth day of March A.D. 1898 (sgn) Walker R. Smith (sgn) Mary Smith (sgn) John H. (Lay) Constable
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and
Testament of Edward Churchill deceased
(Listed in the margin)
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