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Will of Gilbert Humphrey Cole
Last will and Testament of
I Gilbert Humphrey Cole of Trinity
in the Island of Newfoundland, British North America, Justice of the
Peace being of sound mind and disposing memory thus publish and declare
my last will and Testament. Hereby revoking and annulling all former
dispositions of my property I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Isabel
Cole the dwelling house in which we now reside together with the gardens
outhouses and lands connected therewith. Also all that piece of land
situate round Jones’s pond and fronting on the waters of the North
East Arm of Trinity Harbor measuring forty nine acres; formerly known
as Aubrey Crocker’s plantation, but more recently as the property
of Thomas Holdsworth Brooking of London England and purchased by me from
the Trustees of the Estate of the aforesaid T. H. Brooking, all my household
furniture, beds & bedding, tools and utensils, farming implements
with all my estate real and personal I bequeath to my beloved wife, and
on her death, all my estate that may remain shall revert to and become
the property of Ann Brenner, sister of my aforesaid wife, she the said
Ann Brenner having full power and authority hereby to let sell or dispose
of the lands, houses, gardens and other material as she may deem fit:
And I do hereby appoint Robert White Esquire medical Practitioner jointly
with my aforesaid wife as Executors to this my last will and Testament.
(Sgd) Gilbert Humphrey Cole Signed acknowledged and declared by the said
Gilbert Humphrey Cole as and for his last will and Testament in the presence
of us, who, being present at the same time in his presence, at his request,
and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses (sgd) John Green. (Sgd) Arthur
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Gilbert Humphrey Cole deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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