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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Philip Pride


Will of Philip Pride
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 453-454 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
Philip Pride of Back Harbor, Twillingate
Planter deceased

      This is the last will and Testament of me Philip Pride of Back Harbor, North Island, Twillingate in the Northern District of Newfoundland.
First I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of every description consisting of a fishing room, with all the lands, gardens, dwelling house stores and all other erections thereon also the furniture I may leave in the dwelling house situate in the southern part of Back Harbor, North Island Twillingate, being the half share of the property left me by my father John Pride by his will dated the twenty seventh day of August one thousand eight hundred and forty seven (a plan or diagram of which accompanying this will sheweth the boundaries and measurements of my share of the said fishing room situate in Back Harbor) and all the right title and interest that I possess in the said fishing room to Stephen Ansty my adopted son for his absolute use and benefit during his life and during the life of his wife should she survive him. Then it is my wish that the said property be equally divided between his sons their heirs or assigns for ever who will have remained with him on the said fishing room and assisted in the support or maintenance of their father and mother
Secondly. Having no sons, but two daughters living Mary Ann my oldest daughter being single and now keeping school in St. John’s and Catherine my youngest daughter being married to Amos Blackler of Back Harbor, both of whom are provided for and in tolerably good circumstances, I have not anything to leave them, having no other property to dispose of besides the fishing room which I have now disposed to Stephen Ansty he having lived with me from his infancy and owing to my incapability to work, being infirm, supported me for the past six years.
Thirdly. And I do nominate and appoint my said adopted son Stephen Ansty sole Executor of this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this third day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty two. (Sgd) Philip Pride. Signed by the said Philip Pride the testator in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribed our names as witnesses (sgd) F. Berkan Notary Public. (Sgd) Philip Foreman Planter

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Philip Pride deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I. Little
granted to
Stephen Ansty
the Exor.
Jan 20: 1898
sworn under



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