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Will of Solomon Penney
In re the Estate of Solomon Penney deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Solomon Penney South side of Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland. I devise and bequeath to my son John Martin Penney all my Labrador property to be his absolutely. I further bequeath to him a piece of land with a dwelling house thereon bounded on the north by a lane, on the south by James French, on the east by a lane and on the west by William Scott; also a piece of land known by the name of Footes garden; also the one half of a piece of land bounded on the north by the Knight's Marsh Road, on the south by William Walsh, on the east by Hugh Robert Penney and on the west by Esau Butt; also the one half, being the western part, of a piece of land known as bog land. I further devise and bequeath to the said John Martin Penney the one half of my cellar and the sum of four hundred dollars.
Signed and declared by the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
Codicil with regard to the piece of land the one half of which is bequeathed to my son John Martin Penney bounded on the north by the knight's Marsh road, on the south by William Walsh, on the east by Hugh Robert Penney and on the west by Esau Butt, the said John Martin Penney is not to take possession of that part which is meadow land until the expiration of five years after my decease. I further devise and bequeath to John White the one half of a piece of land, being the eastern part, known as bog land.
Signed and declared by the Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and codicil of Solomon Penney, deceased.
(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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