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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Thomas Ford Senior
Will of Thomas Ford Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 172
probate year 1904
Thomas Ford deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of Thomas Ford Senr. of Shamblers Cove in the Electoral District of Bonavista,
in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman I, Thomas Ford being
of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do hereby will devise
and bequeath as follows viz: -
1. To my five sons - John William Stephen
Thomas and Walter all that piece or parcel of
land situate and being in Smarts Island Cove in Shambler’s Cove owned
by me and held under Grant from the Crown No. 8278 dated the 30th day
of October A.D. 1897. Also all that piece or parcel of land and premises
held under Grant from the Crown No 3742 dated 7th day of March
A.D. 1876 situate and being in Smarts Island Cove, in Shamblers Cove share
and share alike. Provided never the less that none of the said property
shall be sold or go out of the family, but the brothers or their heirs
may buy from one another.
2. I order
that my pit-saw spring balance and set of scales be left on the property
for the use of the afore mentioned brothers
In witness whereof
I have hereunto set my hand this Eleventh day of June A.D. one thousand
nine hundred and three Thomas his X mark Ford Senior Signed by the said
Thomas Ford, Senior, the Testator in the presence of us
who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time
subscribed our names as witnesses, the said will having been read over
and fully explained to the said Testator John
Burry of Shamblers
Cove Fisherman John Critchley of Greenspond Ferryman
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept 22 1904
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