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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Flinn
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 65-66
probate year 1910
William Flinn deceased.
In the name of God Amen The tenth day
of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Seventy
seven. I William Flinn of Bird Island Cove in the district
of Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland planter being in health of body
and in sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament
give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Elizabeth Flinn the garden joining
Patrick Caseys land. A garden in Southern Cove joining William
land A garden joining land in the possession of James Hill William
Hobbs and Thomas Porter. A meadow joining John
Chants land A meadow joining
George Porter’s land A meadow joining John
Flinns land A meadow
joining Robert Baker’s land a Garden joining William
land a Garden joining Abednego Hobbs land A meadow on the Room joining
William Hobbs’s land, also half of the upper Flake
by the side of the road and two thirds of the fishing room and two thirds
of the store that is on it, the dwelling house and the out-houses and
all the land in my possession surrounding them and every thing that I
am possed of whatsoever and wheresoever
Second I will and bequeath to my nephew Benjamin
Flinn, one third part of stage,
all the land the old store stood on, and one half of the upper flake
by the side of the road
Third I will and bequeath all the aforesaid large fishing room dwelling house
and out houses and every thing in my possession (excepting the above
mentioned willed and bequeathed property which I leave to Benjamin
Flinn herein before mentioned) unto Horatio Clouter to be held and enjoyed
by him after my wife’s death always provided that he does a son’s
duty to me and my wife; but at the same time I reserve to my wife the
right to sell any part or parts of the herein mentioned property should
she be at any time in need or distress I witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament this tenth day
of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy
seven William his x mark Flinn L.S Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us & in the presence
of each other who have hereunto subscribed their names John G.
Skelton R. E. Forbes
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 14 1910
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