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Will of John Morris
This is the Last will and Testament
of me John Morris (of William deceased) of Lower Island
Cove in the District of Bay de Verde Newfoundland Made this 27th day
of October 1907 A.D. Being of sound mind and with full power of my reasoning faculties yet
anticipating sooner or later by the will of God that death is approaching
and I shall die. I wish to dispose of my worldly possessions as follows
+ To my three sons John William & Stephen Morris I bequeath all my
right title and claim to be equally divided among them if they are living
on it or using the estate the Fishing Room Property what ever or where
ever situated with the exception that Elias Wheeler or
his heir my continue to use the Flake he now occupies and one fourth
of the whole of my stage property with the understanding that they are
never to sell it from the Estate and if they should not need the use
of it and my heirs should want to use it they shall have the right to
do so I further bequeath to my eldest son John
C. Morris the Lower Garden
with all that appertains to it and the land on which Turners store now
stands to be his personal property should he ever come to live on it
or in the place except the land on which Turners store stands which is
to be always in possession of the Turners as long as they pay Eight dollars
annually for the rental of the same The said eight dollars to go to the
support of my widowed wife Mabella Morris after her decease my son I
or his heirs are to receive the said eight dollars land rent. I further
bequeath to my son William Morris the two gardens across the Brook known
as the Marsh Gardens as his own personal property should he come to the
place to live or occupy them I further bequeath to my son Stephen
Morris except that already mentioned in this my will all my goods & chattels
houses and lands every where and whatever except the inside Farm which
is to be equally divided between my three sons already mentioned to be
his own property solely after the death of his mother or in the event
of her marriage to another man during her single life she is to get her
living from the Estate.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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