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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Francis A. Read
Will of Francis A. Read
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 459-460
probate year 1898
Last will and Testament of
Francis A. Read of LaPoile S.D.
I Francis A. Read of
LaPoile in the District of Burgeo and LaPoile in the Island of Newfoundland
being of sound mind and memory do this day make this my last will and
Testament in form following that is to say.
1. I give devise and bequeath
to my beloved wife Susan Read all monies now in my possession
and all monies belonging to me with interest thereon now lying in the
Bank of Montreal.
2. I further give devise and bequeath to my said
wife Susan Read all my personal property, such property
to be at her disposal during her natural life and at her death all monies
then remaining and all property to be divided equally amongst my five
sons and two daughters.
3. I give devise and bequeath to my two sons
George and Philip Read to be divided
equally amongst them all my wearing apparel.
4. I further
positively state that my Grand daughter Selina Mary Dicks is to be provided
for out of the above named monies to my credit in the Bank of Montreal
during such time as she remains unmarried and at her marriage or death
the said monies to become the sole property of my beloved wife Susan
5 I hereby appoint Susan Read sole Executrix of this
my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my
hand this ninth day of June one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven.
Signed Francis A. his X mark Read. Signed by the said Francis
A. Read in the presence of us, and at the same time declared by him to be his
last will and Testament. Witnesses (sgd) J. C. LeSullend J.P. (Sgd) Robt.
the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of
Francis A. Read deceased.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jos I. Little
Novr. 26: 1898
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