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Will of Stephen French
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
to have and to hold the same to his heirs and assigns for ever.
(Listed in the margin of this will)
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