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Will of Thomas Radford
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas
Radford of St. John's Cooper. I desire that my just debts funeral
and testamentary expenses be first paid by my executors hereinafter named.
I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Lydia wife of Francis
Bastow the western half of the land with dwelling house thereon
situate on the north side of Water Street in Saint John's for her sole and
separate use and benefit free of the control of her said husband subject
to the right hereinafter reserved to my son Henry Thomas to
occupy one room of the said house also to the payment of one third of the
amount of a mortgage hereinafter mentioned. I also give and bequeath to the
said Lydia Bastow one wooden bedstead now in the said house.
I give and bequeath to my sons Henry Thomas and Archibald the
eastern half of the before mentioned land with the dwelling house thereon
situate immediately to the eastward and adjoining the land and house hereinbefore
bequeathed to my daughter Lydia Bastow, also the piece of
land to the westward of the said dwelling house bequeathed to my said daughter
bounded on the north by land of William Cullen West by land
of Mary Ann Williams and south by Water Street , also the
piece of land at present used as a garden situate north of the last mentioned
piece of land, also the piece of water side land and premises bounded east
by the public cove west by land of Lydia Radford and south
by the waters of the harbor the said lands and premises to be held by my
said sons as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, I also desire that
my said son Henry Thomas shall have the use of an Attic
room in the said house bequeathed to Lydia Bastow so long
as the circumstances of my said son shall require the same. I also will and
direct that the amount due by me and secured by mortgage upon the said dwelling
house and land shall be paid by my said sons and daughter in equal proportions
of one third each and that the lands and premises hereinbefore bequeathed
to my said sons and daughter shall be charged with the payment of the said
amount in the proportions aforesaid. I appoint Richard Harvey,
Master Mariner, and William Charles Radford, Clerk, executors
of this my will revoking all former and other wills by me at any
Note: This is from the Newfoundland will books Vol 4 folio 251. I transcribed using LDS microfilm 2070897. Thomas is the father of Lydia Radford. Lydia was the first wife of Francis Oliver Bastow, brother to my great grandfather Marldon Allan Bastow. Lydia died from complications of childbirth on January 11, 1889.
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