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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mary Greenslade


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 Petten.

I 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.
I give 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.
I 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)
granted to
Francis F.
the Exor.
Oct. 4: 1899
sworn under



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