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Will of Thomas Foster
Last Will and Testament of Thomas Foster
This is the last will and Testament of me Thomas Foster of St. John's Planter First I hereby revoke all former and other wills by me at any time made and declare this to be my true last Will and Testament. Second I give devise and bequeath to Mary Foster widow of my son Thomas the piece of land with the house there on occupied by Edward Byrne and Robert Bartlett situate on Brine Street To hold to the said Mary Foster for and during her natural life and upon her death I give and devise the said land and house to James Foster and Thomas Foster sons of the said Mary Foster in equal shares as tenants in common forever. Third I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estate law goods monies chattels and effects of every description to my daughter Mary Kate St. John upon trust to use and enjoy the rents and income thereof for her own suport and that of her children for and during her natural life and upon her death it is my wish and I hereby will and direct that the same shall be divided equally among such of the children of said Mary Kate St. John as shall them be alive. Fourth. It is my wish and desire that the said land and house herein berfore devised shall not be mortgaged or sold by the said parties to whom the same are devised or by any of them. Fifth. I hereby appoint my said daughter Mary Kate St. John sole executrix of this my will. In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my hand at Saint John's this twenty first day of March Anno Dominni Eighteen hundred and ninety. Thomas Foster. Signed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Tom (initial ?) Crosbie Harrison R. Hayward. Thomas Walsh.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Thomas Foster.
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
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Page Contributed & Transcribed by Joanne Connors Parandjuk
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 17, 2003)
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