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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Costello
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 314 probate
WILLIAM COSTELLO deceased.
Last will and testament of William
Costello. Know all men by these presents that
I William Costello of Kitchues Conception Harbor Harbor Main
District Fisherman being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and
publish this my last will and testament. First I give and bequeath
to my wife Mary Costello all that piece and parcel of land below the road bounded
on the East by David Costello’s North by road west by David
(Sr) South by water. Also I give and bequeath the said Mary Costello all that
piece and parcel of land and my dwelling house stable or barn horse and all
my personal property situated on the said land bounded on the East by David
Costello’s land North by Bacon Cove Road West by David
(Sr) land South by Road. The forgoing shall
have effect so long as the said Mary Costello retains her widowhood but as
soon as she changes her name my son John Costello is to take
full possession of all my land property etc
I give and bequeath my son John Costello all that piece and parcel of land
bounded on the East by David Costello’s land North by Road West by James
Costello’s land South by Water. Also that
piece and parcel of land bounded on East by David Costello’s land North
by Road West by James Costello’s land South by my own land this piece
of land is now used by my brother David who is to turn the same over to my
son John. On the said piece of land the said
David has a barn and if he wants to retain the part on which stands his barn
and part of said land be used as yard he has to make compensation by giving
the same amount of land in any place that my said son John desires. Also that piece and parcel of land bounded on the East by David
land North by Bacon Cove Road West by David Costello’s
land South by Road. Also that piece and parcel of uncleared
land which was bequeathed by Father James Costello but remained unshared and
when shared my said son John is to have my part.
Third I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth
Costello that piece and
parcel of land bounded on the East by William Cole’s land North unclaimed
land West David Costello’s land South by Bacon Cove
Fourth I appoint my son John Costello executor
of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said William
Costello set my hand and seal hereto
this twenty ninth day of June A.D. 1907. William his X mark Costello Signed sealed published and declared by the said William
Costello as and for
his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in
the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our
names as witnesses Michael F. Wade Alick Kennedy Maurice Wade
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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