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Will of John Codner
In re John Codner deceased
In the name of God Amen I John Codner of Torbay planter of Newfoundland being very sick and weak of Bodey but or and of perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it 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 hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in Decent Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors Nothing douting but the general resurrection I shall receve the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and forme,
First I give to my well beloved son William Codner my old cow hours and one half of my potatey ground lying behinde John Squiers is house and tow partes of my medow dry Ground lying to westard of Phillip Graces and but not to go to the westard of the place being called the Droke Also I give to my well beloved son Samuel Codner one half of river meadow Also I give to my well beloved son John Codner the house and the Land est of the medow lying on the place by the Name of Pendergraces is place and the half of the rest of my Fishing room that I now occupy and the half of the matiarles belongin thare unto the shore Also I give to my well beloved son Necholas Codner my Dwelling house and Furnitur Clock and watch board and beading tow gund & all things belonging thare untow and likewise the half of the rest of my Fishing Room that I now occupy and the half the matiariel belonging there unto the shore and likewise my boots and Craft Nets & seins and all that belongs to the Fishery three out houses tow kitching Gardins and dung pits and the potatey gardin next to the house and the half of the potatey Ground behinde John Squiers's house and the tow medows lying handy Mrs. Yuestis's house and the marsh lying under William Codners partes lying to the weastard of Phillip Grace is house and one half of the river medow and all that pice of Ground lying to the weastard of the Droke up to the upper fence and a pice of Ground lying inside of the Clapper on the lift hand side and the small medow lying un Pendergraces is place allso my potatey siller tow sawes and all other things beloning to my house and five cowes and Mare. Allso I give to my well beloved daughter Grace Fild the remaning parte of the dry ground lying to the westard of Phillip Grace is house after William Codner's parte is taken out of it. Also I give and bequeath to Ann my dearly beloved wife the supporte for herself and grand Daughter in my house to live & abide with Nicholas Codner for him to supporte she and her Grand Daughter as long she shall live or abstain from marrige to be supported out of my land and cattell as long as she thinks proper to Abide with my son Nicholas Codner in the house but she is not to sill or despose of aney cattel houseis or land or aney thing that is his in the house of the housel furniture Allso I give to my well beloved daughter Elizabeth Harrice one cow if there is any left of this my last will & Teastament all and singular my lands messuages and tenements by them freeley to be possessed and anjoid and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other forme testaments wills legacies Bequests and Executors by me in aney ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament
in Witness whereof I have unto set my hand & seal this Ninth day of Aprel in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and twentey five
signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said John Codner as his last will and testament in the prisence of us who in his prisence and in the presence of each other hereto subscribed our names
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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