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Will of William Cummings
In the name of God. Amen the 30th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six. I William Cummings of Canvas Town near Lower Island Cove in the Island of Newfoundland planter, being through the blessing of God in a sound state of mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all I recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it me and the disposal of my body I leave to the entire discretion of my friends -
With respect to my worldly estate I give bequeath and dispose of it in the manner here following I give and bequeath unto my two sons Charles Cummings and George Cummings all and singular my lands messuages tenements. And all other property of whatever kind not hereafter and herein otherwise disposed of by me possessed at Canvas Town and also at Flamber Head to be equally divided between them.
I give and bequeath to my son Charles Cummings a part from the one half herein before mentioned the dwelling house in which he now lives together the cabbage garden and back yard now thereunto belonging.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Rosalie Garland my large looking glass but not to be delivered to her until after the decease of my beloved wife, Mary Cummings. I give to my son George Cummings, the rocking chair which had been given by him to his mother but not to be taken by him until after my wifes decease. I do further make and ordain as my last will and testament that if my son George Cummings should ever sell that part of the lands which shall belong to him as aforesaid he shall give the first offer of such sale unto the children of my son Charles Cummings.
I do also make constitute and appoint Mr. Eli Garland of Lower Island Cove in the Island aforesaid sole Executor to this my last will and testament - And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every former testament, will legacies and bequests ratifying and confirming this 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 William his x mark Cummings Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said William Cummings as his last will and testament in the presence of us the scribers Horatio Turner Joseph Turner.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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