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Will of Abram Mugford
In re ABRAM MUGFORD. DECEASED.
Know all men by these presents. That I, Abram Mugford, of Botwood in the Electoral District of Twillingate. Farmer, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament.
1st. That I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife, Martha Mugford, One thousand dollars, she is also to have the use of Dwelling House and all lands and other property now in my possession, as long as she lives, with this condition following. That when my son Austin Mugford shall arrive at the age of twenty one years he shall claim all, and failing his arriving at that age then all the property as above shall be equally divided between all those of my family who shall then be living, and it is my greatest desire that before and after such event perfect harmony shall exist between my beloved wife and children.
2nd. I give and bequeath to my daughter Anastatia Mugford One Thousand Dollars for her support and education, and in case she dies before above amount may be used then the balance shall belong to my son Austin Mugford.
3rd. I give, devise and bequeath to my son Austin Mugford, a Government Bond for $500 dollars and the balance of money in the Bank of Montreal at my death except any money as aforesaid bequeathed to Martha Mugford and Anastatia Mugford, and when he shall arrive at the age of twenty one years he shall have claim to all rights title and interest in and to Dwelling House now occupied by me, also all lands and other property that I may be possessed of at my death, and he shall be given to understand that before and after his majority it is my desire that perfect harmony shall exist between his mother Martha Mugford and his sister Anastatia Mugford.
4th. I appoint my friend James Inder, of Botwood and my friend William George Adams of Botwood, executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof, I, the said Abram Mugford, set my hand and seal hereunto this 26th day of December, A.D. 1921. ABRAM MUGFORD.
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. |
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