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Will of Abram Le Drew
In the name of God, Amen. I Abram
Le Drew of Kelligrews South Shore in the district of Harbor Main,
Farmer, being very sick and weak in Body, but of perfect mind and memory, do
make and ordain this my last will and Testament.
To my son Alfred give and bequeath the whole of that piece of land on the west side of the road leading to the railway station where his house is situated. I also give my son Alfred a piece of land on the east side of the railway station road, twenty yards square the said piece of land to be close to the back of the railway station to make a kitchen garden for himself.
I give and bequeath to my two sons Thomas and
William my dwelling house, goods and chattles, which is to be equally divided
between them. I also give and bequeath to my two sons Thomas and William my stable, cellar and store to be equally divided between them - I also
give and bequeath to my two sons the land in front of my dwelling house
the land on which my dwelling house stable cellar and store are on (except
the piece of land I have given my son Alfred) The said land is bound on
the north by the Railway Co’s land south by Samuel Tilley and Isaac
Dawes land, East by Tilley’s waterside road and west by station road
and the piece of land I have given my son Alfred -
My wife Elizabeth is to live on the property and receive her support from it as long as she remains in my name, and if she should marry she is not to take anything from the property that I have given and bequeathed to my sons - My horse and cattle are for the use of my wife and two sons Thomas and William, they can use the horse for my son Alfred but he is not to have any claim on the animal - I give and bequeath to my son Alfred a feather bed, bedding and bedstead -
The money that I have in the Bank of Montreal in St. John’s I give and bequeath to my two sons Thomas and William but the said money and the interest is not to be drawn from the said Bank until my sons William shall attain to the age of twenty-one years and then the money is to be equally divided between them but should either of my two sons die the surviving one is to claim the whole amount at the age stated above 21 years.
land up the pond inside the little bridge is to be equally divided between
my three sons, north and south, my son Alfred is to take the west part,
my son Thomas the middle part and my son William the other part. My land
outside the bridge up the pond is to be divided between my two sons Thomas and William, my son Thomas is to take the south part and my son William the
And I hereby appoint Richard Hibbs of Lower Gully and Francis F. Furneaux Executors of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments Wills Bequests and Executors by me in anywise 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 10th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six Abram his x Mark Le Drew (LS) signed, sealed, published pronounced and declared by the said Abram Le Drew (having been first read over, 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 witness having been first read over to him and explained Francis F. Furneaux J.P. Richard Hibbs Isaac Le Drew.
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