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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Robert Taylor Senr
Will of Robert Taylor Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 391 & 392 probate year 1842
Robert Taylor Senr deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I Robert Taylor Seneor of Cupids Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, this seventh day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty, do make and declare this my last will and testament revoking all other and former wills in the name and form following, First I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors hereafter named, And for my real and personal estate I give and dispose thereof in manner and form following
First to my wife Jane from the east end of the stable to the west and of the old stage and back including dwelling house furniture and every other necessary there unto belonging Also all that room and plantation situate at at the south side of this Harbor known by the name of William Noseworthy's Room situate between Mr. Henry Sheppard's house and the Methodist Chaple to be at her own disposal.
Secondly to son Henry the dwelling house and out house on the west side of the premises lately occupied by Mr. Philip Bennet on condition that Henry does equally join in building a house equal to the one before mentioned for John.
Thirdly to son Jacob from the east end of the Stable to Jane Taylor's fence and all the water side belonging thereto the breadth of waterside to continue backwards also a Gun
Fourthly I give to my sons Henry, John and Robert equally from the from the west of the old stage to the east part of Maria's boundaries hereinafter mentioned the same to be divided equally among them by my executors as hereinafter named Henry to have his first choice and John the second.
Fifthly I give to my daughter Jane twenty five feet on the west part of the upper Room and to my daughter Sarah twenty five feet next to Jane's and to my daughter Maria twenty five feet next to Sarah's each from the waterside backwards.
Sixthly I give the horse for the benefit of the family also my silver watch to my wife Jane the boat on the beach with her craft &c. equally between Henry, John, Jacob and Robert.
Seventhly I give to my grandson Solomon Taylor all that room that his mother now occupies after his mother's death on condition of his supporting her while she lives.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint Jonas Soper, Henry Taylor and Henry Sheppard to be my joint executors of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
Robert his x mark Taylor Sen. (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us Philip Bennett, Francis Campion. Henry Trapnell.
D. M. Browning
|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 (April 14, 2003)
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