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Will of Lot Snow Senior
In the name of God Amen I Lot Snow of Bay Roberts in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman being at present in sound and disposing mind do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form as follows
Firstly I will and bequeath to my two sons Lot and Joseph Snow all that piece and parcel of land with all buildings and water side known as property leased to Mr. Hackett and Mr. Elmsly bounded on the east by Widow Isaac Mercer’s lane on the west by a lane dividing my property from my brother Abner Snow’s property on the north by my own property and on the south by the Harbor of Bay Roberts to be equally divided between them share and share alike at the expiration of said lease
Secondly I will and bequeath to my two sons Lot and Joseph Snow the rent accruing from said land to be equally divided between them share and share alike provided they pay my grandson Lot Earle the sum of twenty shillings annually say ten shillings each during the term of said lease with Mr. Hackett
Thirdly I will and bequeath to my three sons John, Lt and Joseph Snow all that piece and parcel of land at Snows Cove Bay Roberts known by the name of Ferguses Room to be equally divided between them share and share alike
Fourthly I will and bequeath to my three sons John Lot and Joseph Snow all that piece and parcel of land situate at Spaniards Bay Pond to be equally divided between them share and share alike
Lastly I will and bequeath to my two sons Lot and Joseph Snow my dwelling house with land attached cleared and uncleared bounded on the east by widow Isaac Mercer’s on the west by my brother Abner Snow on the north by the Marsh and on the south by land leased to Mr. Hacket to be equally divided between them share and share alike my son Lot to have the eastern portion and my son Joseph to have the western portion of house and land And I nominate and appoint my two sons Lot and Joseph Snow of Bay Roberts my executors to this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke all former and other wills and do declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Lot Snow have hereunto set my hand and seal at Bay Roberts this fifteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventy 1870.
Lot Snow X his mark (LS) Signed, sealed published and declared by the said testator Lot Snow as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set and subscribed our names as witnesses, Robert Simpson, William Fraser.
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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