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Will of William Stares
Know all men by these presents that I William Stares the elder being weak in body but sound in mind and intellect do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. First I bequeath my body to the ground to be interred in Christian burial. Second I bequeath to my daughters Mary Brace and Susanna Wiseman and to my granddaughter Emiline Snowball Knight one fourth portion each of that part of Cherry Garden lying to the eastward of the Brook east of my present dwelling house and the remaining one fourth portion to be for my Son William Stares the western boundary of this said portion so given and bequeathed as above to my children William-Mary and Susanna and my granddaughter Emiline to be the aforesaid brook and a line running in a straight line therefrom to the River.
Second, I give and bequeath to my son Meshack Stares and to my two daughters Sarah Lyon and Charolotte Rhodes one half acre each at the West end of this my estate of Cherry Garden and be it known unto all men that I hereby give and bequeath the afore mentioned property to my daughters and granddaughter in their own
Right. And last all the remaining portion of my personal and real estate I give and bequeath to my Son William Stares. In witness whereof I hereby set my hand and seal this (21st) twenty first day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858)
"Petition of Wm Stares for ___
Volume 3 Folio 376
Filed Oct 5, 1858
To the Honourable Francis
The Petition of William Stares of St. Johns
That as Executor is appointed to the said will.
In the Estate of late William Stares
Sworn before me at St. Johns )
|Note: TWe 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 & transcribed by Heather Oliver
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)
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