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Will of Edward Lee
In the Estate of
This is the last will and Testament of me, Edward Lee, of River Head, St. Mary's, in the district of Placentia and St. Marys, Newfoundland, Planter. I revoke all former wills by me at any time made. I appoint Philip Ryan of Mal(?) Bay in St. Mary's Bay, Fisherman, the Executor of this my will, and
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of November A.D. 1899. Edward Lee.
This is a codicil to the last will and Testament of me Edward Lee, of Riverhead St. Mary's Planter, which will dated the fourteenth day of November, A.D. 1899 whereas my adopted daughter Rachel Congdon has left Riverhead and gone to live in St. John's, I revoke the bequest first in my said will contained and dispose of the property thereby conveyed as follows
1. The first three pieces of land numbered (1), (2) and (3) in the said bequest I give to my wife Catherine for life, with remainder to my adopted son John Congdon absolutely. The piece of land numbered (4) in the said bequest I give to my wife Catherine for life with remainder to Edward Lee, son of my brother John Thomas Lee, and I give the piece of land number (5) in the said bequest and also a piece of land bounded on the west by land of John Thomas Lee South by John Barnes, and north by the main river, to my said wife for life, with the remainder to my nephew Gus Lee, brother of said Edward Lee. Also I bequeath to my said wife for life with remainder to the said Edward and Gus Lee as tenants in common, the piece of land numbered (6) in the said bequest and known as "Dobbins". And in reference to the third bequest in my said will I desire to mention that my schooner has been sold and I revoke the fourth bequest contained in my said will and now bequeath the dwelling house and other property thereon referred to to my said wife for her life, with remainder to Richard John Congdon absolutely. And I bequeath to the Parish Priest at St. Mary's for the time being and his successors in office the piece of land situate next to the piece called in my said will the factory garden, and which piece of land I bought from Robert Whelan to hold the same for the purposes of the Roman Catholic Church at the Riverhead of St. Mary's.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Riverhead aforesaid this seventh day of May A.D. 1906. Edward Lee.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament and codicil of Edward Lee deceased
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. 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.
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