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Will of William Matchem Senior
Last Will and Testament of
This is the last will and Testament of me William
Matchem Senior at present of Gaultois Hermitage Bay Newfoundland Planter. I
hereby direct that at my decease all my funeral and testamentary expenses and
all my just debts be first paid and settled. And after my death it is my desire
that my wife Elizabeth Matchem shall hold possession of all my premises at
Gaultois including houses flake stage and all fishing skiffs & nets and
Household furniture beds bedding and all other properties of every sort and
description to be occupied and enjoyed by her for her support and maintenance
as long as she shall live. Also to receive the interest on all monies due to
me or that may become due to me from any source whatever for her use and benefit
as long as she lives. And at her decease I do hereby give and bequeath to my
son William Matchem at present of Gaultois Hermitage Bay Newfoundland the whole
of the aforesaid and described premises with all my personal effects and all
monies in my possession at the time of my decease or that may become due to
me from any source whatever for his sole and absolute use and benefit for ever.
And I hereby appoint Edward Clench Gallop of Gaultois executor
of this my will.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of William Matchem Sr. deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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