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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Munden


Will of Ann Munden from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 674-675 probate year 1892

Last will and testament of
Ann Munden of Twillingate
widow deceased

In the name of God Amen I Ann Munden, widow, of Twillingate Newfoundland do make this my last will and testament, revoking all other wills by me hitherto made. I appoint Josiah Colbourne Esq and Richard Newman Esq my executors. In the first place I give and bequeath the dwelling house and garden annexed now occupied by me to my beloved grandchild Elizabeth Ann Ryall wife of Robert Ryall shoemaker and to her children lawfully begotten for their sole use and benefit. Next I desire that my landed property be thus divided. The garden at Willis' Cove into two parts. The meadow on Tickle point north east of the house to be also divided into two parts by a centre line from water to water including the waterside and sufficiently marked by stakes or otherwise. I give and bequeath one portion of the garden at Willis' Cove and the portion of the meadow next the house with its corresponding waterside to my aforesaid grandchild Elizabeth Anne Ryall and her aforesaid children to be by them held with the house and garden aforesaid. And the other portion of the garden at Willis' Cove with the portion of the meadow furthest from the house and its corresponding water side to my other surviving grandchild Jane Slade provided only that the property shall not be sold away from the said legatees: but that if the aforesaid Jane Slade shall desire to sell or rent her portion to her sister the aforesaid Elizabeth Ann Ryall she may do so. Provided also that if the aforesaid Jane Slade die unmarried or childless her two shares of ground shall revert to her aforesaid sister provided further that these portions shall not be subdivided, but remain as they are hereby ordered joint property. ?? shall be paid as a perpetual offering to the incumbent of St. Peters church (for the time being) half by each of the aforesaid legatees in acknowledgement of this bequest.
I also give and bequeath my personal property as follows. 1. To my grandchild Jane Slade a chest of drawers. 2. To Robert Ryall the late Joseph Munden's arm chair. 3. To Sarah Ryall infant daughter of the above an iron bedstead bed and bedding (that is to say two blankets four sheets, pillows and pillow cases, white counterpane and quilt) Finally I desire that all money left after the expenses of my funeral are paid be equally divided between my two aforesaid grandchildren : that all my personal wearing apparel be divided in like manner : and that all else within the house of whatever nature become the property of my eldest grandchild Elizabeth Ann Ryall aforesaid. Witness my hand this twenty third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight. (Sgd) Ann Munden Signed & Sealed & delivered in the presence of the undermentioned witnesses. (Sgd) Robert Temple (sgd) Hannah E. Temple.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Ann Munden deceased


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
granted to
Josiah Colbourne
Richd Newman

of Twillingate
the executors
Octr. 21 : 1892
sworn under



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