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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Joseph Stanford Senior
Will of Joseph Stanford Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 248
probate year 1914
JOSEPH STANFORD deceased.
The last will and testament of me
Joseph Stanford made at Grates Cove in the Electoral District
of Bay de Verde in the Island of Newfoundland this ninth day of May A.D. Nineteen
hundred and thirteen.
1. I will and bequeath to
my sons William Stanford, Reuban Stanford, Eli Stanford, Joseph Stanford, the
piece of land known as my fishing property and bounded on the North by land
at present owned by Absalom Thistle on the south by land owned by Simon
Snelgrove on the West by local road and on the East by the Beach
to be equally divided amongst them
2. I will and bequeath
to my son Eli the land on which his house is built and the
cabbage garden in front thereof.
3. I will
and bequeath to my son Reuban the land on which his house
is built and the cabbage garden in front thereof.
4. I will and bequeath to my son William the
land on which his house is built and the cabbage garden to the rear thereof
5. I will and bequeath to my sons William Stanford,
Reuban Stanford and Eli Stanford the garden at present occupied by them and bounded on North by Main line of
Road. On the South by the New Line, on the West by waste land, and on the East
by land of Esau Cooper to be divided equally between them.
6. I will and bequeath to my sons Reuban Stanford and Joseph
Stanford the piece
of land known as the Big Meadow bounded on North by Essau Cooper’s land,
on the South by local Road, on the East by the Methodist Graveyard and on West
by Main line, to be equally divided between them, Reuban taking the West part
of the meadow and Joseph taking the East part. I hereby appoint John
Vey as Executor to this my last will and testament. Joseph
his X mark Stanford (LS) Signed and sealed
in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request became subscribing
witnesses hereto (it having been first read over to and explained to the testator,
Joseph Stanford, who seemed to fully understand its contents,) Witness; Absalom
B. Thistle. Esau Cooper.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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