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Will of John Clift Hill
Know all men by these Presents
that I John Clift Hill of Saint John’s Newfoundland (Surveyor)
being of Sound Mind and memory do make publish and declare this to be
my last will and testament I give and bequeath to my wife Jane
her maintenance and support and for the maintenance and support of my
two daughters Emma Louise Hill and Eliza Jane
Curran as long as they
remain unmarried before my wifes death, all my Estate consisting of my
interest in a farm of land situate at Windsor lake on the north side
of the Portugal Cove road and my interest in two dwelling houses situate
in Hoylestown in the town of Saint John’s held under Lease from
the Crown also my interest in a dwelling house in Cochrane Street held
under Lease from Ellis Estate and all my household furniture and all
other property or money belonging to me at the time of my death. Also
the amount of money that may be due me at the time of my death from the
Masonic Life Assurance Association, and the Newfoundland British Society.
I bequeath to my wife.
my wifes death my Estate shall be distributed as follows to my two
sons John Hill and William Thomas Hill. I bequeath all my interest in
that farm of land beforementioned on the north side of the Portugal Cove
Road at Windsor Lake with the Cottage, and all other erections thereon
with the Cattle and farming implements to be divided equally between
them only reserving two rooms in the Cottage for the use of my two daughters.
Emma Louisa Hill and Eliza Jane Curran in
the summer season as long as they remain unmarried (they shall have
no claims after) this shall not debar my sons from letting or selling
the property if they wish to do so at any time
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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