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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Henry Oxford
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 356-357 probate
HENRY OXFORD deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me Henry Oxford of HERRING Neck Newfoundland Planter. I
hereby revoke all other wills by me made. I appoint John
Philpott and my wife
Isabella Oxford, to be my executor and executrix and direct that all my funeral
expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
1st I give, devise and bequeath unto my wife Isabella
Oxford my dwelling house that at present I live in, together with all beds, bedding
and furniture of whatsoever description in the said dwelling house, to be hers
absolutely for her sole use and benefit, to have sole and absolute control
2ndly I give devise and bequeath unto my two sons Eli and Thomas, all my fishing
room and lands, (except on which the aforesaid dwelling house stands) to be
used and owned by them share and share alike.
3rdly It is my will and desire that my sons Eli and Thomas will
live in peace and harmony and above all, be kind and good to their mother In witness whereof I the said Henry
Oxford have to this my last will and testament
set my name this twenty ninth December in the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and ninety eight Henry his X mark
Oxford Signed by the said Henry Oxford the testator by affixing his mark thereto
in our presence, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other at
the same time subscribe our names as witnesses the same being read over & explained
and acknowledged to be his will. William Miles.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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