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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Mary Greenslade from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 517-518
probate year 1899
Last will and Testament of
Mary Greenslade of Long Pond
Conception Bay. Widow deceased
In the name of God Amen I Mary
Greenslade widow of the late William Greenslade of Long Pond South Shore
Conception Bay Newfoundland, being very sick and weak in body but of
perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament.
I give and bequeath to Joseph Greenslade son of Richard Greenslade my
Dwelling House the land that it is on and the yard around it. I also
give to Joseph Greenslade of Richard that piece of cultivated land (except
a part that will be hereinafter mentioned) that is bounded on the East
by Nathan Bishop and Peter Noseworthy, west by local road leading to
waterside. North by Thomas Greenslade of William and south by Henry
give and bequeath to Joseph Greenslade son of Thomas my kitchen garden
and cellar. I give and bequeath to Henry Petten my adopted son that
piece of land north of his dwelling house as far as the south fence of
my back yard and the stable that is on it. The land is bounded on the
East by Henry Bishop and on the west by Thomas
Greenslade Sr. I also
give Henry Petten my clock a kitchen table a couple of kitchen chairs,
the kitchen stove if it is any good at the time. I also give Henry
Petten a small feather bed and a large trunk.
I give and bequeath
to Ruth Greenslade daughter of Richard Greenslade my
feather bed and bedding and bedstead, rocking chair and my trunk.
and bequeath to Mary Ann Greenslade wife of Richard my clothes. I give
also to Mary Ann Greenslade and Henry Petten all
the crockeryware on the dresser and the loose articles about the house
they are to divide between themselves.
give and bequeath to Charly Greenslade son of Peter one quarter of
an acre of land. The land is to be of the same breath on the east as
on the west and is bounded on the north by Henry Pettern, being a part
of the land that I have given to Joseph Greenslade son of Richard.
I give Mary Ann Greenslade wife of Richard the table and looking glass
that is in my sitting room. My Executor is to divide between Mary
Ann Greenslade and Henry Petten any articles that may be left in the house.
It is my wish that if there should be any money left that J.
A. Clift Esq Barrister has in his keeping after all my debts funeral expenses
and a headstone and the court charges paid for the balance is to be
divided between my late husband’s brothers.
And I hereby appoint
Francis Frederick Furneaux School Master of Kelligrews
as my sole Executor of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby
utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments,
wills, bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named willed
and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my
last will & Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 27th day
of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety
six. (Sgd) Mary her X mark Greenslade (LS) Signed
Sealed published and pronounced by the said Mary Greenslade as
her last will and Testament in the presence of us, who in her presence,
and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names
as witnesses. (Sgd)
Francis Frederick Furneaux Commissioner of Supreme
Court of Newfoundland. (Sgd) Matthew Butler
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Mary Greenslade deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 4: 1899
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