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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Guzzell
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 301-302
probate year 1907
William Guzzell deceased.
St. John’s N.F.L. Oct 20th 1906 I William
Guzzell of St. John’s
Farmer declare this to be my last will & testament. I give & bequeath
to my wife Lydia Guzzell my Horse, Carts, Harnesses, Buggie, Sleigh, Express
Mowing Machine. Iron Plow Harrow Chattels & efects Hay & Fodder.
give & devise to my son James Guzzell The Ground with stable there
on of water street & right of way to same, that he is to give a peaceful
right of way to his sister Mrs. Adia Parmeter & to his mother Lydia
Guzzell also that the stable ground & right of way to the same shall
not be morgaged or sold for any Debt
To my son William Alexander Guzzell I give & bequeath the sum of one
To my Daughter
Jessie Maria Dawson I give & Bequeath the sum of one Shilling
I give & Devise To my wife Lydia Guzzell my son James
Guzzell & my
Daughter Adia Parmeter. The Farm on Bay Bulls Road To keep the interest
on same paid up. And if not to sell & after the Debt is paid on it
To divide in Equal share the remainder of the money they will have left
between their Three selves I appoint William
B. Ireland my said friend as Executor of this my will & desire that
he shall not be required to give any security for the performance of His
Duties In witness whereof I William his X mark Guzzell have hereunto set
my hand & seal this Twentyth day of October 1906 subscribed by the
testator in presence of each of us & at the same time declared by him
to us as his last will and testament witness
our hands this Twentyth Day October A.D. 1906 William
T Lester Elizabeth Casey William
B. Ireland Executor
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 23. 07
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