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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Joseph Rodgers
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 536-537 probate
Joseph Rodgers deceased.
This is the Last will and Testament
of me Joseph Rodgers of Catalina in the Northern District of the Island of
Newfoundland Fisherman. I appoint Frederick Somerton of
Catalina the Executor of this my last will and testament
1. I give devise
and bequeath my Dwelling House and land with all buildings or erections
thereon unto my daughter Hannah House
2. I give and
bequeath my Bed and Bedding chest and one Overcoat unto my Grandson Robert
House the other Overcoat unto my Grandson Ronald House.
3 I give and bequeath unto my three Grand-children Frank Rodgers,
Eli Rodgers and Gertrude Rodgers the sum of
thirty dollars share and share alike and also all my wearing clothes.
4 I direct my executor to purchase three Tombstones, one for myself one
for my wife and one for my son, said Tombstones to cost about fifteen
or twenty dollars each, after paying my Funeral and other lawful expenses
the residue if any to be divided equally amongst my daughter Hannah
House and her surviving children
whereof I have hereto subscribed my name the Eighteenth day of June A.D.
1908 Joseph his x mark Rodgers Signed
Publish and Declared by the said Testator as & for his last will and Testament in the
presence of us who at his request in his presence & in the presence
of each have subscribed our names as witnesses Leonard
Miles Victor P. Martin
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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