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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Seward



Will of Thomas Seward
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 45 & 46 probate year 1913

In re Thomas Seward      deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me, Thomas Seward, of Heart's Content District of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of every description (with the conditions hereinafter named) unto my son Jonas Seward during his lifetime. Should my said son Jonas Seward predecease my son Edmund Seward then all my property of every description with conditions hereinafter named shall go to my said son Edmund Seward during his lifetime. In the event of my said son Edmund Seward having deceased at the time of my said son Jonas Seward's death the property aforenamed shall be divided follows: viz, One third to my granddaughter Elizabeth Seward, One third to my grandson Jonas Rodgers, and one third to Thomas Conway. It is my will that Ann Seward, wife of my son Jonas Seward aforesaid should have the right to the use of the bed room at present occupied by her, after her husbands death and while she remains a widow, but should she decide to live elsewhere or should she cease to be a widow she shall then have no right or claim to any but her personal belongings, should my son, Edmund Seward may have issue then the property herein mentioned shall belonging to his children; but should Edmund die without issue then the property shall be divided as herein before stated (Thomas his X mark Seward     Robert his X mark Genge     Theodore Peers witnesses).
My feather bed I give, devise, and bequeath unto my grand daughter Elizabeth Seward aforesaid my silver watch I give, devise and bequeath unto my son Edmund Seward.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this twenty sixth day of July in the year of our Lord, One thousand nine hundred and one. - Thomas his X mark Seward -
Signed by the said Thomas Seward, the testator, in our presence, who in his presence, and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses - Robert Genge his X mark    Theodore Peers Witnesses

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 13/13
Adm. C.t.a.
May 27/13
to Jonas
F. R. Farnham
C. R. Rendell
sworn at



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 8, 2002

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