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Will of Philip Corbin
In the name of God Amen. I Philip Corbin Senior of Otterbury above Bareneed Conception Bay Planter being in a declining State of health but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following, that is to say I order all my just debts, funeral expenses and charges of forming This my Will to be fully and satisfied by my son Thomas Corbin I Philip Corbin give and bequeath to my sons Philip and Bartholomew William and Thomas Corbin all my land bounded by Patrick Mahon on on the West, and on the East by Bartholomew Corbin Senior all the land and property is on it I Philip Corbin give to my sons. I give to my Eldest son Philip Corbin Junior the Western part of the room all that he has in possession to keep and to hold fully with the land at the back of the said possession. I give my son William next to Philip all that he has in possession with the land at the back of his possession
I give to my youngest son Thomas all the land next to William to be owned by my son Thomas. the Dwelling House which I now possess with all the goods and chattels moveable or immoveable of any kind whatsoever except two Silver Table Spoons the one is to be given to my Eldest Son Philip and the other to my Son Bartholomew my Son William having received his Spoon. I give and bequeath to my youngest son Thomas all the buildings that is on the said land the Cattle that is on the said room in my possession the one half of the Cattle is and do belong to my son Thomas, and the other half belongs to me to dispose of and do as I please. I therefore give and bequeath to my son Thomas my half of the cattle to be his right and title for which he is to maintain me while I lives, but in case of my decease before the Summer is ended there is one head of Cattle, a Bull rising three years old to be killed and to be divided between the four Brothers, a quarter to my Eldest
Son Philip a quarter to my son Bartholomew and to my
Sons William and Thomas and if I should live myself until
the Bull is killed this will be void concerning him. I give and bequeath to my son Bartholomew the Eastward part of the said room in his possession to use and to hold what he possesses and after my decease he is to come to the Westward as far as the Eastward part of the spot of potatoe farmed below the drain. All the land from the said Bartholomew Corbin to the said William Corbin on the West I give to my
Son Thomas Corbin, I likewise give to my three daughters Jane & Mary & Elizabeth three Silver Teaspoons, one to Jane, one to Mary, and one to Elizabeth. I do hereby Nominate constitute and appoint Mr. Henry Stephens and Mr. David Whelan both residents and planters of the District of Bareneed Executors of my Will. In Witness-Whereof I the said Testator Philip Corbin set my hand and affix my Seal this Second day of May in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine
I hereby certify that the executors of the Will of which the
foregoing is a true and correct copy by Philip Corbin the Testator party thereto was proved before me by the affidavit of Dio Clesian Lacey. One of the Subscribing Witnesses to the same on the Twenty Sixth day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty two
and a true and correct copy of the same is hereby Registered by me this day. Given under my hand this twenty eighth day of April. One thousand eight hundred and sixty two
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