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Will of Robert Thornhill
Last will and Testament
In the name of God Amen I Robert Thornhill of Bay L’Argent Fortune Bay Newfoundland do hereby declare this to be my last will and Testament. I desire first of all that my just debts and funeral expenses be paid I will and bequeath my house situate at Bay L’Argent aforesaid to my Grandson Robert Lawrence together with a piece of land situate at Little Bay East I will and bequeath my land and property at Bay L’Argent except the house aforesaid to my daughter Mary Ann Lawrence. I will and bequeath all other my real and personal estate to my three children Elizabeth Bainfield, Mary Ann Lawrence and Charles Thornhill in equal proportions. In the event of any one of my children predeceasing me I will and bequeath his or her share to their children or if they have no issue then the share of the deceased shall be divided equally among my surviving children. I hereby appoint my daughter Mary Ann Lawrence to be my executrix. Witness my hand this twenty third day of October one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven. (Sgd) Robert his X mark Thornhill. Witness to the signature of the said Robert Thornhill (sgd) Thomas P. Quintin Clerk in Holy Orders. (Sgd) James Pike
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Robert Thornhill deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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