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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Joseph Strong
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 64 & 65 probate year 1913
In re Joseph Strong deceased.
I Joseph Strong of Clarenville in the District of Trinity in the Province of Newfoundland of the age of Seventy Fore 74 years of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and Testament in the manner following that is to say
- First I give and bequeath to my son Horatio Strong a piece of land. Bounded on the east by Sea Shore on the south by land owned by John Adey on the west by a foot path on the north by my fence
- Second I give to my son Horatio Strong a piece of land on witch his dwelling house now stands - with right of way to Sea shore also a pice of land south of my store sufficient to build a store - also a pice of witch his stable now stands - and a small pice of land north of stable box a calf yard. I also give to my son Horatio Strong a piece of land bounded on the east by Sea Shore - on the north by land owned by Ebenezer Strong on the west by Public road on the south by a pice to put timber upon I also give to my son Horatio Strong a pice of land bounded on East by Railway on the north land owned by Ebenezer Strong in the west by a Road on south by my land I also give to my son Horatio Strong a pice of land bounded on the east by a road on the north by my fence this fence turns to the north. I wish it to go straight from Railway Track as it commenced bounded on the west by ungranted land on the south by land owned by Alfred Strong and Reuben Bursey also give and bequeath to my son Newman Strong all the land owned by me beside that witch I have given to my son Horatio Strong also my dwelling house - with household furniture - also all out houses - and every thing that I now posess witch has not been given to my son Horatio Strong to have and to hold the same by the said Horatio - and Newman Strong their heirs and assigns forever and
- lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint Allan C. Pittman to be executor of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills by me made
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eight day of September 1906. - Joseph Strong - (LS)
the above instrument consisting of three sheets of paper was at the date thereof signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Joseph Strong as and for his last and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our name as witnesses thereto witnesses Allan C. Pittman Geo. Janes William Balsom
D. M. Browning
(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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