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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
William Smith

 

Will of William Smith
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 pages 467-468 probate year 1898

Last will and Testament of
William Smith of Cupids N.D.
Gentleman deceased

      Last will and Testament of William Smith of Cupids. I William Smith being of sound and disposing mind and memory do hereby make this my last will and Testament and I hereby revoke all previous wills and testaments whensoever by me made. I hereby appoint my nephew William Smith the son of my brother George Smith to be my Executor. I hereby direct any Executor to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as possible after my decease.
I hereby devise and bequeath my house and its furniture to George and William Smith the sons of my nephew William Smith. I hereby devise and bequeath my bed and bedclothes to my niece Cora Smith the daughter of my brother George Smith.
I hereby devise and bequeath my share of the gardens situated between Benjamin Smiths and William Dwyer’s gardens, to George and William Smith the sons of my nephew William Smith. I also devise and bequeath the garden situated on the east side of my house to George and William Smith sons of my nephew William Smith I also devise and bequeath the stable situated of my ground to George and William Smith sons of my nephew William Smith.
I hereby devise my watch and chain to my brother George Smith. I hereby devise and bequeath the pew No. 51 situated in the Wesleyan Church at Cupids to George Smith son of my nephew William Smith. I hereby devise and bequeath the pew No 52 situated in the Wesleyan Church at Cupids to William Smith son of my brother George Smith. I hereby devise and bequeath my sleigh to William Smith son of my nephew William Smith. I hereby devise and bequeath half of all my money to my nephew William Smith the son of my brother George Smith. I hereby devise and bequeath the remaining half of all my money to my brother George Smith for to be divided equally amongst my nieces Susannah Woolgar - Elizabeth Smith and Rachel Cora Smith and Florence Smith Guy (the daughter of my late niece Mary Ann Guy)
I hereby devise and bequeath my share and interest in the stores and waterside premises to my nephew William Smith the son of my brother George Smith. I hereby devise and bequeath my share and interest in the Temperance Hall to my brother George Smith. I hereby direct my Executor to leave my brother Thomas Smith in undisturbed possession of the three hundred pounds which I lent to him.
In witness thereto I hereby set my hand this 30th day of April 1898. (Sgd) William his X mark Smith. Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of William Smith and in the presence of each other this 30th day of April 1898. (Sgd) John G. Duncan. (Sgd) Alex. Serrick

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of William Smith deceased

D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Jos I Little
C. J.
Probate
granted to
Wm Smith
the Exor.
Dated
June 29: 1898
Estate
Sworn under
$2000.00

 

 

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