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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Seward


Will of James Seward
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 496 probate year 1917

In re
      James Seward          deceased.

      This is the last will and Testament of me James Seward of North River in the District of Port-de-Grave in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman.
1. I devise and bequeath to my nephew Thomas Patrick Seward all the land that I possess, together with my dwelling house, all my household furniture and effects, all live stock and farming utensils thereon.
2. Should my wife survive me she shall have the absolute and exclusive occupancy and use of my said dwelling house. - household effects and furniture; all live stock and farming utensils to be sold for the purpose of realizing funds to pay for Masses for the repose of my soul.
3. My said wife shall also have the exclusive use of my cabbage garden as well as the above mentioned dwelling house and furniture (but not to sell anything therefrom) during her life, after which all said properties, as above shall revert to my said nephew Thomas Patrick Seward.
4. It is my express wish and command that my said wife shall not cut any trees or trees from my said cabbage garden. And I hereby appoint Thomas Seward, my brother, and John Long (of William) of North River aforesaid as executors to this my last will and Testament. In witness whereof I have subscribed my name to this as my last will and Testament: at Harbor Grace in the aforesaid Island this Thirtieth Day of January A.D. nineteen hundred and thirteen. James his X mark Seward Signed by the testator as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us who at his request in his presence and in presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John Casey Leander Parsons

Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Feb 13/17
Johnson J.
Feb 20/17
granted to
Thos Seward
the other exec
having renounced
sworn at



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