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Will of John Haines
In the name of God. Amen.
First. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel my dwelling house goods and chattels, Stable, Cellar and all other erections that may be on the place at my death. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel my cart, dray, wheels and my part of the harness (the horse was bought by my son Samuel he paying the price) Cattle and Agriculture implements that I may possess at my death and all the land that the above named erections are on, bound as follows, On the South by the Main Road, North by land I intend giving my son Samuel, East by William Haines and West by land I intend giving my son Isaac that he is now living on. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel the piece of land that is situated north of the above piece of land that I have given him, bound as follows, On the North by land I intend giving my son Isaac, South by piece of land I have given him mentioned above and land I intend giving his brother Isaac, East by William Haines and West by Cluney’s road leading to the waterside.
To my son Isaac I give and bequeath the piece of land that he now occupies having his dwelling house and other erections upon it and bound as follows. South by the Main Road, North by land I have given his brother Samuel, East by land I have given his brother Samuel and West by Cluney’s road leading to the waterside.
I give and bequeath to my son Isaac that piece of land that is bound on the North by the piece of land I have reserved for my own use, South by land I have given his brother Samuel, East by William Haines and West by Cluney’s road leading to the Waterside.
I give and bequeath to my son Samuel the piece of land that he now plants potatoes in and also the piece of land that I plant potatoes in.
I give and bequeath to my son Isaac the part of cleared land that he plants potatoes in. The above piece of land is situated in Middle Bight east of the country road about a mile and a half south of the main road and is bound on the West by the country road, East by my uncleared land, South by Joseph Butler and North by Reuben Butler.
My part of the uncleared land that is on the same grant is to be divided into two parts between my two sons Isaac and Samuel and is bound on the West by cleared land, East by John Peach, South by waste land and North by Robert Haines of Robert. My son Isaac’s potato land is the inside part on the country road my son Samuel’s is the next.
The two pieces of land that I have reserved for my own use after my death my grandson Frederick son of Samuel is to have for himself my two sons are to have the use of the road to work their land in and out. My land is not to be sold that is it is not to go out of the name of Haines I give and bequeath to my grandson Frederick Haines son of Samuel my waterside property - my share of the fishing room is to be divided between my two sons Isaac and Samuel.
And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, Wills and bequests by me in anyway before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other, to be my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this 18th day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.
Signed, Sealed, published pronounced and declared by the said John Haines as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses having been first read over.
Laurence Amour Hoskins
Francis F. Furneaux
Commissioner of Supreme Court of Nfld.
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