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Will of William Hogan Senior
In the name of God Amen, I William Hogan Senior of Northern Bay in perfect health of perfect mind and memory of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but that at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and bequeath the same in the following manner and form, Viz.
First I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Cecily all the big meadow below the house I now live in at Northern Bay aforesaid for minding her mother and father.
Secondly, the small parsnip gardens in front of my dwelling house aforesaid being three in number two of them I give to Cecily my said daughter and one to William my son.
Thirdly, I give devise and bequeath to my said son William one half of the cabbage garden and the other half to Cecily William is to have from the gate by the old house straight up to the Road and half what is inside the road William is to have the big meadow by Joseph Hogan’s flakes Cecily is to have the gardens alongside John Hogan’s flakes.
Fourthly, Theresa Collins is to have all the ground from the Road unto the Mash by xxxxx John Hogan’s and Joseph Hogan’s the Fish Store belongs to William my said son and half the stage and half the flakes. The point by the Cove the place to build a stage one half thereof belongs to William and the other half belongs to Cecily one half of the Boat and one half of the craft belongs to William and the other half belongs to Cecily All the meadow ground and potato ground to the westward of my dwelling house and road to the rear thereof belongs to Cecily the stable and store alongside of the dwelling house belongs to Cecily William is to have one half of the cellar and Cecily is to have the other half, one half of the tan kettle belongs to Cecily and the other half belongs to William one half of the cart belongs to William and the other half belongs to Cecily The Quadrant and book that belonged to John Hogan my eldest son now deceased belongs to William.
Fifthly, I give devise and bequeath to my said daughter Cecily the said dwelling house I now live in and all the furniture therein and belonging thereto to my said daughter Cecily excepting the part of the furniture which Elizabeth Hogan my late wife now deceased devised and bequeathed to my children Alice Broderick, Mary Walsh, Theresa Collins and Cecily March and William Hogan.
Sixthly, And in respect of such money as I now stand possessed of amounting
to the sum of sixty four pounds ten shillings and two pence sterling
inclusive of interest for the same now deposited in the hands of John
Gosse of the firm of Messrs. Pack, Gosse & Fryer in Poole in England, I give devise and bequeath
the same to my said children Alice Broderick, Mary Walsh, Theresa
Collins Cecily March and William Hogan in equal parts share and share alike but with the understanding
and upon the condition that my said children the said Alice Broderick,
Mary Walsh, Theresa Collins, Cecily March and William
Hogan shall out of their respective
shares of the said sum of sixty four pounds ten shillings and two pence sterling
contribute towards the erection of two suitable tombstones over the graves
of my said wife Elizabeth Hogan and myself. Lastly I appoint the Honourable
John Hayward Acting Assistant Judge of
the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Joseph Hogan executors to this
my last will and testament.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for
his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence
of him and of each other have hereunto signed our names as witnesses
the twenty fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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