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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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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
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
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.
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
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
Jan 20: 1898
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