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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Colford
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 407-408
probate year 1898
Last will and Testament of
John Colford of Carbonear N.D.
In the name of God Amen I John
Colford of Carbonear being of sound mind and memory though of feeble
health of body do give devise and bequeath my worldly estate in the following
manner and form viz: First. I give and bequeath to my wife Margaret
Colford all the property which I now hold or occupy in Carbonear consisting of
houses land and waterside premises situate on Main Beach farm and gardens
on Valley Road with household furniture and farming implements to be
held by her for the full term of her natural life and at her decease
to be divided between my two sons Michael Colford and George
Colford in the following manner viz:
To my son Michael Colford one half my property on Main Beach with two thirds of my land on Valley
Road and to my son George Colford one half my property on Main Beach
with one third my land on Valley Road. Also it is my will that my wife
Margaret Colford shall not be empowered to sell convey assign or otherwise
alienate any part or portion of the said land or property but that my
sons Michael Colford and George Colford shall
at any time be empowered to devise or bequeath each his part of the reversion
of the same to whichsoever of my children or grandchildren he shall or
Also I do constitute and appoint my son in law Philip Colbert of Harbor Grace to be sole Executor of this my last will and Testament.
And I do utterly annul disallow and revoke all and every other former
wills bequests or testamentary devises by me in anyway before made or
mentioned constituting and ordaining this and no other to be my last
will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and
seal at Carbonear this twenty eight day of May in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and eighty. Sgd) John his X mark Colford (LS)
Signed Sealed pronounced published and declared by the said John
Colford to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request
in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto subscribed
our names at Carbonear on the day and date above written. (Sgd) Patrick
Joy (sgd) William Finn
the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of
John Colford deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Sheila Tiberio, Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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