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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Peter Churchill
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 301 probate
PETER CHURCHILL deceased.
In the name of God. Amen. I, Peter
Churchill, of Portugal Cove, Conception Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland
do make and declare this to be my last will and testament as follows:-
First: for the support of my beloved wife Harriet I
hereby give and bequeath to her, my said wife, one third of all that I possess
in land and in fishing property.
Second: I hereby give and
bequeath to my older son, Peter Edward, one third of all that
I possess in land and fishing property, also my dwelling house situate off
Portugal Cove Road and one half of my barn situate in the same place, and to
his heirs and assigns for ever.
Third: I give and
bequeath to my younger son Arthur Herbert one third of all that I possess in
land and fishing property also my dwelling house situate by the water side
in Portugal Cove and one half of my barn above mentioned and to his heirs and
Fourth: I hereby
leave my daughter Elsie in the care of my two sons afore mentioned. The said sons are to look to and support their sister Elsie afore
mentioned. untill such time as she be married and provided with a home of her
own. Also that my two sons aforementioned are to work together
until they shall have reached the age of (21) twenty one years when if they
should find it difficult to agree or work together they are to dissolve partnership
after they have attained the above mentioned age. But none
of the property whatsoever, mentioned in this my last will and testament is
to be sold or bartered away under any consideration whatsoever. And if my two sons aforementioned should die leaving no children to succeed
them. Then everything whatsoever herein mentioned or intended and bequeathed
to my sons in this my last will and testament shall pass over to my daughter
Lastly I hereby constitute and appoint
my said wife Harriet Churchill to be executrix of this my
last will and testament ratifying and acknowledging this and no other to be
my last will and testament. Peter Churchill his X
mark Signed and declared
by the above named Peter Churchill to be his last will and
testament in the presence of us who at his request have signed our names as
witnesses to the same. H. C. Hussey. Azariah Hussey.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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