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Will of William T. Stentaford
This is the last will and testament of William T. Stentaford of Brigus in the Northern District of Newfoundland Clerk of the Peace. I give and bequeath to Mr. Robert Brown of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland aforesaid Broker, in trust for my wife Sarah Stentaford, one hundred pounds currency to be paid her at the death of her father or at the time of her second marriage, whichever shall take place first. To my wife Sarah Stentaford I give and bequeath one centre mahogany table, one feather bed, bedstead and bedding, the large looking glass in our bedroom, one set china ware white and gold pattern, six table spoons, the small table in the parlour, the rocking chair, one papier machie waiter, one third of the table linen, one third of the kitchen utensils. to my son John Stentaford I give and bequeath my two shares in the steamer, one mahogany Pembroke table, one portable writing desk, one workbox (Chinese pattern) one brass clock, one Franklin stove, one set fire irons, one copper coal scuttle, six silver tea spoons marked W.T.L.S., one tenor viol, one mahogany dining table, two thirds of the table linen, two thirds of the kitchen utensils. I give and bequeath to my son William Norman Stentaford my gold watch and case of clarionets. I give and bequeath to my son Charles Henry Stentaford my silver hunting watch, one feather bed, bedstead and bedding, three silver tea spoons. I give and bequeath to my son Robert Brown Stentaford, whatever sum may be left after my lawful debts are paid to be applied by my executor towards his support and education at a boarding school (Mr. Reddick's) one feather bed, bedding and bedstead, three silver tea spoons. I give and bequeath to my son Samuel Seymour Stentaford one small feather bed, bedstead and bedding and one small brass kettle. I appoint Mr. William Green of Cupids, SchoolMaster to be my executor. This last will and testament of William T. Stentaford aforesaid was made and executed at Brigus aforesaid the words "father, or at the time of her second marriage whichever shall take place first" and "(Mr. Roddick's)" and "and" being first interlined on the twenty sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty five.
|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 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 AST)
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