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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Coombs Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 330 & 331 probate year
This name is spelled Coombs and Coambs in the will, and Coombs in the Will Index.
John Coombs deceased.
In the name of God Amen, the third of December one thousand eight hundred & twenty four. I John Coombs of Upper Island Cove Newfoundland Planter being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed unto 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 hands 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 doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God and as touching such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to Sarah Coombs my dearly beloved wife the whole of my fishing room and plantation suttiated in Upper Island Cove Conception Bay Newfoundland during her life and after her diseas I bequeath the above mentioned property as follows
To my dearly beloved son Richard Coombs the full one half of the above mentioned room & plantation to the westerth & half the ground I purchased from Philip Voky during his life and after his diseas to become the lawful property of my grandson Richard Coombs Junr & his heirs for ever,
Also I bequeath unto my grandson Aran Drover & his lawful heirs for ever the full one half of the above mentioned room & plantation the easterth part likewise half the ground I purchased from Philip Voky.
And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequeathest and executors by me in any ways before mentioned willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other and no other to be my last will and testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. John his X mark Coambs Sen (LS)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said John Coambs as this last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers. John Delahunty. John McLean.
D. M. Browning
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