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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Howell
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 308-309
probate year 1911
James Howell deceased.
In the name of God Amen I James
Howell being of sound mind and memory though at present weak and sick
in body, Do hereby make my last will and testament, To my Dear wife Mary
Howell, I give and bequeath all the money I may have in possession
at the time of my decease To be used for her support. And if any remain
at her death she is to leave it to three of her children who have been
kindest to her.
To my son George I give and bequeath my dwelling
house and my desire is that my son, Alexander should be permitted to
live in it also, until such time as he can get a house built for himself.
The land that his around the house I leave to my two sons George and
Alexander to be divided among them according as they
To my son William I leave the garden known as the “Woods” Garden.
To my son Edward I leave the Garden down by the Pond in case he should
return to Catalina to reside If not then this garden to go to George and Alexander being divided between them
My fishing rooms I
give and bequeath to my son George desiring that my sons William and
Alexander and Edward may have the use of the store an stage for storage
purposes if required but possession thereof to rest in George.
To my Daughter Rebecca I give and bequeath my sewing machine after her
To my Dear wife I give and bequeath all my household
goods furniture and chattels. To be disposed of as she may see fit.
store by the house, I leave to George and Alexander to be used jointly
by them. And I desire that Alexander build his house
just to the East of the Store, said piece of land being hereby given
him for the purpose.
To my son George I give my Barometer, and to my
son Edward I give my spy Glass. Also the Bed and Bedding in my room I
leave to my son Edward to be his after the death of
And it my wish and desire that the 3 brothers George Alexander and William live
together in harmony and help one another. In witness whereof I do hereby
declare this to be my last will and Testament and do hereto affix my
name in the presence of the witnesses who in my presence and the presence
of each other have hereto affixed who in my presence and the presence
of each other have hereto affixed their names this 4th day
of Decr. 1906 James his x mark Howell Witness
A. J. Crocker witness Thomas
Chuter Aubrey J. Crocker
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
this 8th day
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