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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Nathaniel Patten
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 481-483
probate year 1912
Nathaniel Patten deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I,
Nathaniel Petten of Middle Bight South Shore Conception Bay Newfoundland
Fisherman and Farmer being very sick and weak in Body but of perfect
mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last will and Testament.
I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Emma and my brother
George Petten my dwelling house stable and cellar, each
to have an equal part. My wife is to take her choice of either end. My
wife is to possess this above property while she remains in my name.
I give and bequeath to my wife all my goods and chattles to possess as
long as she remains in my name. I give and bequeath to my wife all my
cultivated and uncultivated land for her support and the support of my
children while she remains in my name - I give my horse to my wife
to do as she wishes with - my cart dray and catamaran are are to remain
on the premises to be used by those that occupy the place - I give my
fishing boat to my brother George. And he is to help my wife to get Caplin
for the land. And do all in his power summer and winter for her - I give
my gun to my brother Thomas.
If my wife should marry
or die my brother George is to take possession of all that I have given
and bequeathed to my wife. And he is to look after my children if they
should live and assist them until they would be able to work for themselves
- my land and property is not to go out of my name but is to be handed
down to be kept in the name of Petten - That is my part. I give and bequeath
to my daughter Julia my feather bed and bedding three or four pictures
and a trunk. All to remain in the house until she goes for herself. My
brother George is to do all he can for my daughter Julia he
is not to shut the door against her she is to come and go when she likes
until she has a home of her own -
I give all my carpenters tools
to my brother George he is not to lend them to any person - my clothes
is to be equally divided between my two brothers Thomas and George.
following is the boundaries of my land
- No. One. My
outside land is bounded on the north by my brother Thomas’ land
South by John Bishop. East by Samuel
Butler and west by Joseph Petten -
- No two called the cellar garden is bounded on
the north by John Bishop’s land south by my brother George’s
land. East by Samuel Butler and west by Joseph
three the piece I am living on is bounded on the north by the
waterside road south by John Bishop. East by waterside road and west
by land owned by the late Nicholas Petten.
- No four inside of the
main road is bounded as follows north by Moses Kennedy south
by Henry Haines. East by Fox trap river and west by Samuel
five land in the country is bounded on the north by local road
south by John Bishop east by brother George and west by country road
articles my wife possessed and brought with her or gathered she
can take with her if she should marry again. And I do hereby utterly
disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments wills
and Bequests by me in anywise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying
and confirming this and no other to be my last will and Testament.
whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this 13th day of March
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred - Nathaniel
his x mark Petten (LS) - Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by
the said Nathaniel Petten having been first read over
as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who in his Presence
and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Francis
F. Furneaux Commissioner of Supreme Court of Newfoundland George
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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