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Will of Joseph Perry
Catalina Newfoundland 3rd of August 1872. I Joseph Perry of and resident in Catalina being in the fifty-seventh year of age in bad health but of sound mind & memory cause this instrument of writing to be made by Alexander Brenner J.P. with intent and purpose that it be and serve as my last will and testament.
First the house my son Isaac now occupies I give and bequeath to my son Tobias with half the front garden
Second My interest & property in plot of land bequeathed to my wife by her father I with her consent give & bequeath to my son Isaac John.
Third Concerning the house and Room I and my wife now own and occupy I give & bequeath life interest in soley to my beloved wife and on her decease sole right and property in to my two sons Joseph and Benjamin; in case of her contracting marriage she forfeits this bequest in her favour. Half of Lower flake next to Pomerys property I give & bequeath to my son Tobias bequest in favor my wife & sons Joseph & Benjamin notwithstanding.
Fourth Some back grounds proximate to Ashfords property I give and bequeath to my three sons Tobias Joseph & Benjamin share alike.
Fifth. A Piano- musical instrument- I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth.
Seventh & lastly all my other property money goods chattels & effects I give and bequeath to my wife (life interest in) and our surviving three sons and daughter, namely Tobias, Joseph and Benjamin and my daughter Elizabeth the money I have deposited in Union Bank I wish continued there or in other Bank at interest as long as possible necessary & convenient to the interest of these my legatees. Done in Catalina is third day of August A.D. 1872.
Joseph his X mark Perry. We were present & in the presence of each other did see & hear Joseph Perry sign by mark & declare this instrument of writing to be his last will & testament. Alex Bremner J. P. Wiliam Day.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.
We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.
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