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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Joseph Cole
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 39-40 probate
Joseph Cole deceased.
This is the Last will and Testament
of me Joseph Cole of Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland. I devise
and bequeath to my son Joseph my dwelling house and my furniture including
beds and bedding and all other things for use in the said house; also
my outhouses and ground on which the said outhouses and dwelling house
stand. I further devise and bequeath to my son Joseph the piece of land
cleared by George Hart which land will be bounded on the north by land
bequeathed by me to my son Bartlett, on the south by my dwelling house
and outhouses; on the east by land belonging to James B. Peach and
on the west by the Main Road.
To my son Bartlett I devise and
bequeath the piece of land immediately to the north of that cleared by
the said George Hart being bounded as follows: - On the north by land
belonging to James B. Peach, on the South by the land bequeathed by me
to my son Joseph, on the East by land belonging to James
B. Peach and
on the west by the main Road.
To my daughter Mary Cole I devise
and bequeath that piece of land to the south of my dwelling house and
bounded on the south by a Branch road, on the East by James B.
land, and on the west by the Main Road and it is my expressed wish and
desire that the said Mary Cole, my daughter, shall live
in my dwelling house until such time as she may be married.
I also devise
and bequeath to my sons Bartlett and Joseph my fishing room in Triangle
Labrador and all my fishing utensils in Carbonear or elsewhere the said
fishing-room and utensils to be divided equally between them, and I appoint
Ambrose Cole sole executor of this will hereby revoking
all former and other wills Codicils or testamentary writings heretofore
by me at any time made. In witness whereof I the testator have hereunto
set my mark this third day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand
nine hundred and eight. Signed and declared by the testator as and for
his Last will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence
at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our
names as witnesses Joseph his x mark Cole John
S. Mills George A Moreton witnesses
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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