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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Stephen French


Will of Stephen French
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 397-398 probate year 1916

In re
      STEPHEN FRENCH       deceased.

      I, Stephen French of John, of Coley’s Point, in the Island of Newfoundland, fisherman, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made, And as to my worldly estate, and all the property, real personal, or mixed of which I shall die seized and possessed or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following to wit:     I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Mary Ann French my house, furniture, outhouses and all my land situated on the south side of the brook running into Long Beach Pond, and bounded on the North by said Brook, on the south by a road, separating my estate from Jacob Morgan Estate, on the east by Isaac Curnew’s land, and on the west by Rowsell’s Estate, to have and to hold the same during the term of her natural life, and after her decease, this said house, furniture, outhouses, and said land shall become the property of my youngest son Charles Samuel French, to have and to hold the same to his heirs and assigns for ever.
      I give devise and bequeath to my other three sons Stephen French, James Henry French and Reuben French all that piece or parcel of land situated on the North side of the main road known as the Brigus Road and extending sixty yards along said road, and bounded on south by Brigus Road, on the North by Marle’s estate, on the west by land belonging to my son Reuben French and on the east by the estate of John, William and Elijah French, to be evenly and equally divided between my said sons Stephen French, James Henry French and Reuben French to have and to hold the same to their heirs and assigns for ever.
      And lastly, I do nominate and appoint my said sons William John French & Chas. Saml French to be the executors of this my last will and testament    In witness whereof, I the said Stephen French, have to this my last will and testament, subscribed my name and affixed my seal this ninth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen.    Stephen his X mark French     Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Stephen French, as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereunto Witnesses: James Norman. W.H. Greenland.

Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
June 15/16
June 21/16
granted to
Wm. John
the rights
of the
other executor)
sworn at



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