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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Richard Rodway
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 251-252
probate year 1907
Richard Rodway deceased.
This is the Last Will of me Richard
Rodway of Baine Harbour Placentia Bay Newfoundland. I give and bequeath to my son Amos
Rodway the part of my Dwelling House
now occupied by him, and upon his death to his wife Elizabeth. Upon her
death or in the event of her marrying again I give and bequeath the same
to my grandson John Richard Rodway.
I give and bequeath the
part of my dwelling house now occupied by myself and my wife to my wife for
life and upon her death to my son Wilson. No part of the dwelling
house is to be disposed of to anyone outside the Rodway family.
the sum of Fifty Dollars to the clergyman in charge of the mission at Harbour
Buffett to be applied as he shall judge best for the benefit of the Church
of England at Baine Harbor.
I bequeath the sum of Fifty Dollars
to my grandson, John Richard Rodway.
I desire that a headstone
be erected to my memory in the graveyard at Baine Harbor and the cost thereof
be paid by my executor out of my estate.
I bequeath to my six
sons John Rodway, Albert Rodway, Wilson Rodway, Amos Rodway, Archelaus
Rodway, Richard England Rodway and my three daughters Amy
Reeves, Julia Dicks and Selina Williams whatever money may be in the Savings Bank, St.
John’s in my name at the time of my decease to be equally divided
among my said sons and daughters after deducting the above legacies and
paying all my lawful debts and funeral expenses. I desire my children to
provide all things necessary for their mother’s comfort during the
remainder of her life.
I appoint the Reverend John Hewitt clergyman
of the Church of England resident in Burin executor of this my last will
and Testament In witness whereof I have
hereunto set my hand this 24th day of September in the year of our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and four Richard
his X mark Rodway. Signed by the said Richard Rodway (by affixing his mark)
as his last will in the presence of us who in his presence at his request
and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as
witnesses, the above having been first read to and approved by the said
testator James W Smith J. R. Shears Teacher.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 9. 07
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