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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Aaron Mogridge
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 562-563 probate
Aaron Mogridge deceased.
This is the last will and Testament
of me Aaron Mogridge of the Bay Bulls Road in the District of Saint John’s
West in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer. I
give devise and bequeath to my son Thomas the Farm I now reside on consisting of a Dwelling House and outbuildings and about
thirty seven acres of land situate on the Bay Bulls Road aforesaid. I
direct that my sons Aaron and Henry shall have lodgings in the said Dwelling
House with Thomas, until each is able to provide a house
or lodgings for himself
give devise and bequeath unto my said son Aaron all that piece of land
purchased from the Byrne family situate on the Bay Bulls Road aforesaid
and also that piece of land bounded by the Heavy Tree and Old Deer’s
I give devise and bequeath to my said son Henry all that
piece of land situate on the Heavy Tree Road purchased from Mrs.
Andrews. I give and bequeath to my said son Thomas all my household furniture
and chattels with the exceptions of a feather bed and clock which I give
to my said son Aaron. I give to my said sons Thomas
Aaron and Henry my horses and cattle cows sheep pigs and poultry to be
equally divided between them. I give to my said sons Henry Thomas and
Aaron my ploughs rakes harrows and other farming implements
to be equally divided between them.
bequeath to my said son Aaron the old family bible containing
the dates of the Births of my family. I bequeath to my said
son Henry my old Book “The New Testament” I appoint my said son
Thomas Sole Executor of this my will I
revoke all wills and testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of
June one thousand nine hundred and eight (sgd) Aaron his x mark
Signed by the said Aaron Mogridge as his last will in the presence of
us who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other
have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses (having been first read
over and Explained) Hugh H. Carter Isaac K. Butler
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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