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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Johnson
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 543-544
probate year 1917
William Johnson deceased.
Jacque Fountain Fortune Bay July 18th,
1900 I William Johnson am dying and
do make my last will and testament.
(1) This house in which I now live
and which was built by my Father and me I bequeath to my youngest son Aaron and my wife Anne (as long as she remains a widow), but should she again
marry she loses all claim to it and the whole share then belong to Aaron,
but all my other sons can live in the house all the time as long as they
want to (They are to live here peaceably)
2. All my fishing
gear I will to Aaron, but it is to be used by my other
sons too when they are home and want to use it (I mean for them all to
(3) I bequeath for my store house to be used among all my
sons as long as they want the use of it.
(4) My gun I leave to my third
I own 4 pieces of meadow land by the side of the road between Jacque Fountain
and Fox Cove one piece of which I will to each of my four sons, viz: The
piece nearest to Jacque Fountain and on the right hand side of the road
going to Fox Cove I leave to my third son Joseph. The
next piece on the same side of the road (the piece nearest to Joseph’s
and on the same side of the road as his) to my 2nd son John.
The piece nearest to Fox Cove and on the same side of the road as Joseph’s
I leave to my oldest son Philip and the piece on the other
side of the road I leave to Aaron I
would like for them to work these pieces of land together as long as they
remain one family. Signed this 18th day of July in the year of our Lord
1900 in the presence of Mr. N. S. Facey and Mr.
T. Hibditch - William his X mark Johnson. Witnesses: - Nicholas
S. Facey. Thomas Hibditch
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)
the 12th day of
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