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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Peter Ellard
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 96-97
probate year 1910
Peter Ellard deceased.
In the name of God Amen The last will and testament of Peter
Ellard of Torbay South District
St. John’s East Farmer Fisherman made this Sixth day of October
Nineteen hundred and nine. I Peter Ellard being very sick and indisposed in bodly health - but of perfect and sound
mind and understanding - and calling to mind the frailty and uncertainty
of human life and that it is appointed for men once to die:- Therefore
I am desirous to settle my worldley affairs and dispose of the Estate
with which it has pleased God to bless me with shall be disposed of after
my decease while I have strength and capacity to do so do make and publish
this my last will and testament, hereby making null and void all other
wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made-
First I constitute my son John
Ellard Sole Executor of this my last will
and testament desiring him to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses
out of my Estate - I do also will and bequeath to my son John
Ellard half my dwelling house situated at Torbay aforesaid and the apertances
of its half Together with the Land adjoining my Dwelling house and half
the land on the hill and half Kerwins purchased land and half the Birchey
hill farm also the land on the south side of the road opposite the Dwelling
houch to the Bounds of the little meadow together with live stock three
Cows and three horses and their Belongings carts and cars Carriage and
Secondly - I hereby will and bequeath to
my son Patrick Ellard the other half of my dwelling house aforementioned
Together with the apertances and half the land on the hill and the little
meadow south of the road and half the Birchey hill farm and half the
purchased land of Kerwins Together with live Stock three Cows and two
horses with their belongings further I do will and bequeath that the
Barns outhouse adjoining my dwelling house shall be the property of my
son John Ellard but at present my son Patrick shall have a share of them
until he builds a barn for himself and that is all Peter his
x mark Ellard. Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Peter
Ellard as and
for his last will and testament in presence of us who the presence of
him and at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto
witnesses John Roche Michael Druken
D. M. Browning
(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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