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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Thomas Duff
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 208-209 probate
(This will is also recorded, with the addition of comments in the
margin, in volume 8 page 95 probate year 1906.)
Duff Thomas deceased. “see
I Thomas Duff of Holyrood Conception Bay Been of sound mind and memory.
Do make my last will and Testament this 6 day of September the year of
our Lord 1903
First I give and bequeath to my wife Ellen my Dwelling house and all it
contains one cow two sheep my horse charrage all cars and farming utensils
my said wife is to divide all the above mention to my sons as she may think
proper. The cabbage garden and my out houses is to be wife's also she is
divide them as mention before.
Second. My land being on both side of the road leading to indian pond the
land inside is bond by Pete Duff land on the N. and by Ed
Duff's land on
the S. outside by Pat Duff on both sides allso pice land lying inside of
my Brother Patt's fence containing about one acre one eight (1/8) of it
tilled My land being by the road leading to Main line of road covering
about five acres and bound by Arthur Duggan on the South also a small garden
at the angle of road next Patt Duff's land also piece of land about sixty
feet more or less by railway track bound by Patt Duff on the South and
by Sea Shore on the North, and Pat Duff on the East. All these lands is
to be divided between my three sons if they return home and remain but
if not come or remaining it is only for him or them that will come and
Third I will and bequeath to my daughter Ellen one sheep, this year or
next or when she may demand it. My nephew Arthur Duggan is the have my
lanch untill my son or sons come to use it. I hereby set my hand and seal
Thomas his x mark Duff In presence Michael Rourke. James Butler.
D. M. Browning
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