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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Foss
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 185-186
probate year 1911
James Foss deceased.
This is the Last will and Testament
of me James Foss of Snooks Arm Notre Dame Bay in the Electoral District
of Twillingate, Newfoundland made this Twenty second day of May in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine (1899) I
hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made. I appoint
Thomas Pynn of Tilt Cove Notre Dame Bay as aforesaid and James
Snooks Arm aforesaid to be my executors and I direct that all my just
debts and funeral and Testamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as
possible after my decease.
I hereby give and bequeath unto
my oldest son Geo Foss now living at Snooks Arm aforesaid 1 ½ acres
of land situated about S.W. from the water side and bounded on the southern
side by land now owned by my Brother Andrew Foss of Snooks Arm aforesaid.
I also will and bequeath to my youngest son William Foss now living with
me at Snook’s Arm aforesaid 2 acres of land situated as aforesaid
there being in the piece 3 ½ acres I also wish it to be understood
that my son William Foss takes his 2 acres from the land nearest to land
owned by my Bro Andrew Foss aforesaid
I also give to
my oldest son Geo Foss ½ an acre of land inside Snook’s Arm River
Head and situated about 3/4 miles from the water side N.W. To my youngest
son William Foss aforesaid I hereby give and bequeath 2 acres situated
as aforesaid there being 2 ½ acres in the piece as measured by
the government land surveyor Mr Housen now living at Little Bay Notre
Dame Bay as aforesaid To my son Geo. Foss I will and
bequeath one Salmon net
And the rest of my fishing gear including boat
nets etc in fact all fishing gear belonging to me at my decease save
the Salmon net aforementioned I give to my son William Foss now living
with me If my wife Eunice Foss should out live me she must have the privilege
of remaining on the place and should she need assistance that assistance
shall be found by my son William Foss and whenever we are both deceased
my son William Foss shall have my house, front garden and all my household
goods and chattels all of which I own. The Fishing room consisting of
stage and store to be equally divided between my two son George and William
Foss aforesaid. And this property must never be sold but remain for all
time in the Foss family. James Foss his x mark signed and declared by
the said testator and for his last will will and Testament in presence
of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each
other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses Jessie
A Ambrose Wm B. Ambrose
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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