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Will of Abraham Street
This is the last will and Testament of me Abraham Street of Epworth in the District of Burin Planter I appoint my son Benjamin Street and William Goddard both of Epworth aforesaid to be Executors of this my will. I desire that my body be decently buried in the Methodist Cemetery at Epworth aforesaid and all my just debts be fully paid. I give Bequeath and devise my Estate and property as follows. That is to say. I give to my said son Benjamin Street all that property situate at Epworth aforesaid heretofore known as the Emberley property in which I now reside Together with all land and property purchased by me from the late John Weare also all that land and estate purchased by me from James Pigeon, said land being situate in the narrows, said land and property to be his absolutely during his natural life also all live stock namely cows Horses and sheep together with all houses of every description also all goods and chattels all household furniture also all stages wharves and Boats, also all vessels and fishing appliances such as nets seines and all kinds of fishing gear that I may be possessed of at my decease and also all property not herein enumerated and wherever found to be his during his natural life as aforesaid. And I hereby authorize my son Benjamin Street to sell and dispose of all property owned by me in Burin Bay which may be unsold by me at my decease and that out of the money derived from such sale I direct that my son Jacob Street be paid the sum of Twenty dollars to be used for his sole benefit I also give to my said son Benjamin Street all money that I may be possessed of at the time of my death together with all monies that I may have accruing from Life Insurance policies also all monies invested in stocks and Banks also all money wherever found at my decease to be his forever save and except as hereinafter mentioned namely I direct that my executors shall at my decease pay unto my daughter Clara Bugden the sum of One Hundred Dollars to be hers absolutely - It is clearly and distinctly understood that should my said son Jacob Street return to Epworth to reside here, he is to have land enough out of my aforesaid land formerly held by John Weare on which to build a dwelling House. Also a garden this with the above named Twenty dollars is the legacy I bequeath to my said son Jacob Street on the conditions before mentioned. I give to my daughter Elizabeth A Wexen all the estate on which she now resides. The said premises being purchased by me from one widow Combs to be hers forever. And I hereby revoke all other previous wills by me at anytime heretofore made and declare this writing to be my last will and Testament
(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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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 19, 2002)
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