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Will of Cornelius Linfield
This is the last will and testament of Cornelius Linfield of Twillingate in the Northern District in the Island of Newfoundland- First I give and devise all my right title and interest in the dwelling house in which I now reside in joint occupancy with Abraham Roberts, with the appurtenance unto and to the use of my beloved wife Mary Linfield for the term of her natural life and at her decease to my son Alfred Linfield he remaining with his mother rendering and giving her all necessary assistance and support towards her maintenance according to the best of his ability Also I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Linfield all my household furniture and goods for her own use and benefit. It is further my will that all my right title and interest which I now jointly enjoy in the fishing room stage flakes gardens and premises shall remain in the undisturbed right and possession of my aforenamed wife Mary Linfield and my son Alfred Linfield aforementioned towards the mutual support and benefit of both so long as they shall reside together and at the decease of my said wife to become the property of my said son Alfred Linfield. And further the schooner called the "Trial" with all netts skiffs craft netts seines and fishing tackle the one third of which is held by me to remain as the property and for the use and benefit of my said wife and son Alfred Linfield subject to the conditions as above. Secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Linfield all monies now standing in my name in the Commercial Bank at St. John's together with all monies and debts which shall belong and due and owing to me at the time of my decease. To my daughter Mary the wife of Thomas Roberts I give and bequeath the sum of twenty shillings currency
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. 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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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