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Will of Tryphena Rachel Stoneman
In the name of God Amen, The last will and testament of me Tryphena Rachel Stoneman of Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland daughter of the late William Stoneman of Trinity aforesaid in the Island aforesaid (which I make as follows) that is to say First, I give, devise and bequeath unto my dear mother Catharine Stoneman widow of my dear late father William Stoneman aforesaid all my wearing apparel with every other description of article which may belong to me at the time of my decease free to possess and enjoy. Secondly, I give and bequeah to my dear mother Catharine Stoneman aforesaid all that lot of land and premises situate lying and being in Trinity aforesaid bounded as follows on the northwest by land now occupied by Elizabeth Mary Kelson on the Southwest by property belonging to and in possession of my dear mother Catharine Stoneman aforesaid on the south east by the Harbor of Trinity and commonly known as Mr. Sweet's Room or Plantation, together with all houses, outhouses and erections of every description whatever belonging to the said property and which now belongs to me, freely to possess and enjoy. And I further will that my dear mother Catharine Stoneman aforesaid may at her pleasure give unto my three dear brothers, Ebenezer Holmes Stoneman, William Robert Stoneman and Frederic Noal Stoneman should he return and their heirs an equal share of all or any portion (as she may see fit) of the land herein before mentioned for their use and benefit and it is also my will that no portion or parcel whatever of the before mentioned land and premises be ever taken for debt, sold, given or bequeathed to any one out of the family. And I do hereby appoint my dear mother Catharine Stoneman aforesaid to be the whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
|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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