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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Catherine Taylor

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Catherine Taylor
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 555 & 556 probate year 1848

In re
     Catherine Taylor       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Catherine Taylor of Carbonear Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament and desire that it may be received as such

Item, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Taylor and grandson Herbert Taylor son of Joseph Taylor the one half of my dwelling house and to my son Francis Taylor in trust for his son Eugene the other half also one sofa one bedstead one chest of drawers two tables one Bible with all other loose articles of Glass ware Earthen Ware and cooking utensils as now remaining in the house to be equally divided between the above mentioned parties to remain in the house the house not to be rented or sold by either party out of the family also one third of the kitchen garden all that garden commonly called the Wall Garden also the land in front of the house in a line with the present fences to the sea to be divided into two equal parts the south part to my son Joseph and grandson Herbert Taylor the north part to my son Francis in trust for his son Eugen
I give to my son Edward Taylor that part of the waterside premises to the eastward of his land in a line with the front boundrey of his front meadow on these conditions should the brothers mutually agree to build a store house where the old store house formerly stood that part of the land is to be used for that purpose but for no other with the use of the road leading to it to my son John Taylor I give my Barking Kettle also my pew in the Establish Church to my son Francis I give my pew in the Wesleyan Chapel to my daughter Julia Chancey I give my looking glass and what money I may possess at my death deducting the cost of a Head Stone to my grand daughter Mary Taylor daughter of John Taylor I give my bed one looking glass one mahogany table to Lavinia Taylor daughter of my son Edward Taylor I give my bedstead & curtains my son William Taylor is at his own cost to bare all my funeral expenses
I constitute and appoint Nicholas Nichol and John Bemister executors to this my last will and testament.
Signed in Carbonear this eight day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Catherine Taylor her X mark.
Signed in presence of us George Apsey.   John Thompson.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


(Will of Catherine Taylor from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 166 to 168 probate year 1848.)

In the name of God! Amen. I Catherine Taylor of Carbonear, Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament and desire that it may be received as such.

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Taylor and grandson Herbert Taylor, son of Joseph Taylor, the one half of my dwelling house, and to my son Francis Taylor in trust for his son Eugene the other half, also one sofa, one bedstead, one chest of drawers, two tables, one Bible, with all other loose articles of glassware earthenware and cooking utensils, as now remaining in the house to be equally divided between the above mentioned parties, to remain in the house. The house not to be rented or sold by either party out of the family. Also one third of the kitchen garden all that garden commonly called the Wall Garden. Also the land in front of the house in a line with the present fences to the sea, to be divided into two equal parts, the south part to my son Joseph and grandson Herbert Taylor. The north part to my son Francis in trust for his son Eugene.
I give to my son Edward Taylor that part of the waterside premises to the eastward of his land in a line with the front boundary of his front meadow on these conditions. Should the brothers mutually agree to build a store house where the old store house formerly stood, that part of the land is to be used for that purpose and no other, with the use of the road leading to it.
To my son John Taylor I give my Barking Kettle also my pew in the Establish Church.
To my son Francis I give my pew in the Wesleyan Chapel.
To my daughter Julia Chancey I give my looking glass and what money I may possess at my death ~ deducting the cost of a Head Stone.
To my grand daughter Mary Taylor, daughter of John Taylor, I give my bed and looking glass one mahogany table and plain gold ring.
To my daughter in law Mary Taylor, wife of John Taylor, my fi?? chains.
To my grandson John Stabb(?) Taylor, son of Joseph Taylor I give my large mahogany table.
To Lavinia Taylor, daughter of my son Edward Taylor I give my bedstead and curtains.
My son William Taylor is at his own cost to bear all my funeral expenses
I constitute and appoint Nicholas Nichol and John Bemister, executors, to this my last Will and Testament.
Signed in Carbonear this eight day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Catherine Taylor her mark.
Signed in presence of us - George Apsey.     - John Thompson. -

_____________________
In the Supreme Court.
This Deponent John Thompson of Carbonear: maketh oath and saith that he this Deponent was present and actually saw Catherine Taylor put her mark to and deliver the within paper writing as and for her last Will and Testament on the day of the date thereof. And further that the said Testatrix was of sound mind and memory and of perfect understanding, at which time also the said Will was read over and explained to the said Catherine Taylor by George Apsey, who together with this deponent subscribed their names thereto as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof. John Thompson.
Sworn at Harbor Grace this 23rd day of August 1848 ~ before John Stark. Commissioner Probate Court Sup Court.

 

 

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)

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