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Will of Joseph Combden
I Joseph Combden of Barr'd Islands In the Northern District of Newfoundland
Planter, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish
this as my last will and testament. I hereby appoint Joseph Cobb and
Thomas M. Anthony of Bard Islands to be the executors of my will. I hereby
direct my said Executors to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary
expenses as soon as possible after my decease. I hereby direct that my
wife Amelia Combden live in my dwelling House during her natural life
unless she marries again. At her death the dwelling House and fishing
room to become the Property of Joseph Cobbs, Frank Cobbs, and Aaron
Cobb share and share alike. I hereby direct that Aaron
Cobb is to have no
part of my House or fishing room as directed above unless he returns
and lives upon the said room. I further direct that Joseph Cobb and Frank
Cobb use the parts of my garden yearly used by them and I hereby bequeath
the same to them at my death. I hereby bequeath to my grand
daughter Emma Cobbs one hundred dollars. I further bequeath to my daughter
Sarah Cobb one hundred dollars. I further bequeath to my grand children
Sarah Simmonds & Ann Cobbs fifty dollars each I hereby direct that
my cod-traps, herring nets, seal nets and cod nets be used by Joseph
Cobb, Frank Cobb and Aaron Cobb on the conditions that they give me half
a share annually, they to keep the same in good repair; and I devise
and bequeath the same Cod- traps cod nets, herring nets, and seal nets
to Joseph Cobb and Frank Cobb and Aaron
Cobb but the latter forfeits
all claims to the same should he not return to use them with the other
brothers at Barr'd Islands. I devise and bequeath to Joseph Cobb
Frank Cobb and Aaron Cobb all the rest and residue of my real and personal
estate remaining at my wife's decease in equal shares absolutely. I further
direct that Aaron Cobb shall forfeit all claim to any part of the rest
and residue of my real and personal estate unless he returns within two
years of my wife's decease to live on my Room at Barr'd Islands.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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