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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Gilliard
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 323 probate
JOHN GILLIARD deceased.
I John Gilliard, of Gilliards
Cove, Twillingate in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, make
this my last will and testament, while in the possession of sound mind and
memory, this 13th day of May in A.D. 1910. I give and devise my property situated
at the above named place as follows. (1) I give and devise unto my wife Lydia
Gilliard, and my two daughters Annie Gilliard and Lydia
Gilliard one half of
my garden known as Ashbourne’s garden, on the north side of
the said garden. (2) The big potato garden, cabbage garden little garden by
the waterside, dwelling house and outhouses, also one third of the waterside. But
should my wife marry again and take with her my daughters above named then
my executor is hereby empowered to sell the property given and devised unto
my wife and two children above named, and to use the money for the support
of my children named. If my wife die, the property
is also to be sold for the support of my two daughters Annie and Lydia
if one of my daughters above named die then her portion is to be the property
of the remaining child and my wife if she continues my widow.
(2) I give and devise unto my sons John
Gilliard the part of Ashbourne’s
garden on South side commencing to the fence and going North about seven
yards as per posts placed in the said garden; Also
in the inside garden, on the side adjoining Obediah Young’s
land according to division made in April 1910. The said Obediah
Young is to have a right of way to the well in the above garden, commencing
at an angle at the well & going towards the public road for 12 yards then
to the boundary fence, or 12 yards square. To
my son Elijah Gilliard I give and devise a piece of Ashbourne
the part given to my son John Gilliard seven and one half
yards wide and running parallell to the part given to John Also
the part of water side premises now occupied by each of my sons John
Gilliard and Elijah
Gilliard is to be theirs
forever My son Elijah Gilliard is to have
the part of the inside garden next adjoining my son John Gilliard or
the middle portion of the garden as per division made April 1910 A.D. Lastly
I hereby appoint and constitute Charles
White my executor (whose decisions
in all matters shall be final) to be my sole executor of this my last will
and testament In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 13th day
of May 1910 A.D. John his X mark Gilliard Signed in
the presence of George Guy Alex Guy
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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