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Will of Thomas Squires
In re Thomas Squires deceased
This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Squires of Saint Phillips in the electoral district of Saint John's West in the Island of Newfoundland, farmer. I give devise and bequeath unto my second son William Squires all that piece or parcel of land, whereon he now resides, situate on the Eastern side of the main road and bounded as follows on the north by land of Benjamin Squires on the South by land of Albert Squires on the East by land of Jacob Squires and on the West by the main road aforesaid to be held and enjoyed by the said William Squires my son absolutely and by his heirs and assigns. I give devise and bequeath unto my third son Andrew Squires all that piece or parcel of land situate on the Western Side of the main road aforesaid and bounded as follows On the North by land of Peter Squires On the South by land of Benjamin Squires On the East by the main road and on the West by the waters of Conception Bay to be held and enjoyed by the said Andrew Squires my son absolutely and by his heirs and assigns. I give devise and bequeath to my youngest son Walter Squires all that piece or parcel of land situate to the Westward of lands owned by Alfred Squires containing about half an acre more or less and bounded as follows On the North by land of Peter Squires On the South by land of Alfred Squires On the East by land of Alfred Squires and on the West by land of William N. Squires to be held and enjoyed by the said Walter Squires my son absolutely and by his heirs and assigns. The remaining portion of my property consisting of about four acres of meadow land more less situated immediately to the rear of the house wherein I now reside. I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Amelia Squires to hold the same for the full term of her natural life and for her sole use and benefit. It is my will that upon the decease of my said wife this four acres of meadow land shall be equally and lawfully divided between my two youngest sons Thomas and Walter Squires as follows, namely the Eastern half or portion together with the land whereon this dwelling house in which I now dwell is built to be held and enjoyed absolutely by my son Thomas Squires and by his heirs and assigns and the Western half or portion to be held and enjoyed by my youngest son Walter Squires and by his heirs and assigns. I give devise and bequeath my horse and two head of cattle to be joint property of my two sons Thomas and Walter and it is my will that should my two sons decide at anytime to sell the horse then they are to divide the amount realized by the sale between them in equal portions. I also give devise and bequeath my fishing property to be for the joint use and benefit of these my two sons Thomas and Walter Squires I hereby revoke all other and former wills made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I appoint Peter Stapleton to be executor of this my will. June 28th. 1908. Thomas his X mark Squires. The testator having first had this document read over to him and explained in our presence declared it to be his last will and testament and affixed his mark thereto in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this twenty eight day of June Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and eight. Peter Stapleton. Albert Squires.
Correct William F. Lloyd
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
|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.
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