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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Abraham Mercer
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 247-248
probate year 1907
Abraham Mercer deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Abraham
Mercer of Bay Roberts Conception Bay, Newfoundland planter, being
sound in mind, but feeble in body do on this sixth day of April in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven make and declare
this to be my last will and testament:
1st: I will that the piece
of land owned by me and lying to the north of land owned by Charles
Mercer of Robert measuring four acres or thereabout be divided into two equal
parts by a right line running N. & S. & I give the western portion
to my son Stephen, and the Eastern part to my son Nathaniel.
My Kitchen garden at the back of my dwelling and the wood yard, I give to my son Stephen also the piece of land I own near the church, bounded
on the N by Xsts Mercer S. By Charles Mercer East by Charles
Mercer of Chas. & on
the west by William Hoods.
My waterside property bounded by Charles
Daw on the west & by Charles Mercer of Robert on the East measuring
one hundred and twenty four feet I will to be divided equally between my
son Stephen and Nathaniel - Stephen to have the western half with the store
thereon - allowing Nathaniel the use of said store for a reasonable period
until he build one for himself and Nathaniel the Eastern part
I give my dwelling house with all the furniture and moveables to my son Stephen also
the cellar but with the proviso that my son Nathaniel be allowed
to use it for a few years until he gets one of his own. And I appoint Robert
Mercer of Charles, and Eli Mercer of Absalom to be
the executors of this my last will and testament, and I charge them before
God to see it well and duly carried into effect Abraham
his X mark Mercer signed, sealed, and delivered
by the above named testator Abraham Mercer, in our presence
and in the presence of each other this sixth day of April in the year of our
Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven witnesses William
Hood Susanna Mercer
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
April 10 07
April 10 07
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