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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Isaac French


Will of Isaac French
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 596 probate year 1900

Last will and Testament of
Isaac French of St. John’s deceased

      Feeling that my life is in the hands of my Heavenly Father and that he may perhaps shortly call me to himself I Isaac French formerly of Bay Roberts Conception Bay, but now of St. John’s, do by this my last and only will give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Jemima French the sum of $439.91 cash to my credit on the books of the firm of Baine Johnston & Co of this city to be used by her for her maintenance and support as she may find it necessary. Also I devise to her this house, Lazy Bank Road with all its appurtenances and its effects furniture and contents, to be used by her for her comfort as long as she may need it, and at her decease she shall have perfect and absolute right to dispose of it as she may think best.

I desire to devise to my son William John, all the land with the dwelling house, stores, stable and their contents now in his possession situated at Bay Roberts and can only say I feel he will good to his mother in her declining years. Also it is my wish that the land situated in Bay Roberts next and west of the Roman Catholic Chapel shall be and continue in the possession of my wife Mary Jemima French until such time either before, or at her death she may dispose of the same as she desires to do
And I do now and hereby appoint Mr. Arthur W. Martin of St. John’s as my Executor to see that the aforementioned conditions is carried out Signed and Sealed by me Isaac French x his mark. This is to certify that we were present and saw the Testator Isaac French direct the writing of his will herein contained. (Sgd) Arthur W. Martin. (Sgd) William John French (sgd) Mary Jemima French her x mark (sgd) Fanny Jane Mercer her x mark -
St. John’s Newfoundland May 9th 1891. Eighteen hundred and ninety one

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Isaac French deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
G. H. Emerson
granted to
Arthur W. Martin
The Exor
May 17: 1900
sworn under



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