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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Henry Haines
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 97 to 99 probate year 1913
In re Henry Haines deceased.
In the Name of God Amen I Henry Haines of Middle Bight in the Electoral District of Harbor Main Newfoundland Farmer being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain This my last will and Testament.
First I give and bequeath to my son John a piece of granted land nearly all cultivated situate at Middle Bight South of the Main road and bound as follows. On the north by Samuel Butler West by Peter Clooney & Samuel Haines East by my own waste land and south by Peter Clooney - I also give and bequeath to my son John the garden by Reuben Butlers bound on the north by Reuben Butler east by Matthew Butler and west by Joseph Pitten but he is not to take possession of it until after the death of my wife - I give and bequeath to my son John all the cultivated land north of the main road on which my dwelling house, stable Cellar and other buildings are on His own house being on the same piece of land. The road leading to the waterside running through the said piece of land The said piece of land is bound on the north by Robert Haines of John south by the main road East by John Petten & Robert Petten and west by Samuel Haines Sr. my son John is to have the use of my stable cellar and out houses -
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary my dwelling house goods and chattles the use of my stable cellar and other out houses. Also the piece of land or garden in by Reuben Butlers mentioned above to grow potatoes in - I also give and bequeath to my wife that piece meadow land situate in Middle Bight and bound on the north by the racetrack south by Robert Haines of Robert East by John & Thomas Petten and west by Samuel Haines Sr. my wife is to possess and enjoy the above mentioned property during the term of her natural life and after her death my son John is to take possession of all I have given and bequeathed to my wife - my son John is to do all in his power for my wife and help her to cultivate the land I have bequeathed to her - my horse is for the use of my wife and son John - I give and bequeath all my horned cattle to my wife except the two I gave my son John -
I give and bequeath to my son John my carts dray two sets of wheels catamaran, carriage tackling Agricultural implements and all the loose gear about the place but my wife must have the use of all when required -
I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes the sum of Twenty Dollars ($20.00)
I give and bequeath to my son Charlie one bedstead bed and bedding I give and bequeath to my son Charlie that piece of cultivated land that is situated south of the main road at Middle Bight bound on the north by George Petten East by Foxtrap river south by Charles Haines of Robert and west by my own land. If my son Charles should not want the above mentioned piece of land it is to be sold and the money equally divided between my wife my son John and my son Charlie
- what money I may be possessed of at my death after all my funeral expenses &c are paid for my wife is to take possession of for her own use & benefit. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills and Bequests by me in anywise before named, willed and bequeathed ratifying this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 26th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine - Henry his X mark Haines -
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Henry Haines as his last will and Testament (having been first read over) in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Francis F. Furneaux J.P. Commissioner of Supreme Court of Nfld. W. G. Payne.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor. |
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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