Will of Jeremiah Torraville Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume
6 pages 556-557 probate year 1899
Last will and Testament of
Jeremiah Torraville of Herring Neck
This is the last will and Testament
of Jeremiah Torraville, Planter, Herring Neck in the Electoral district
of Twillingate Newfoundland. I hereby give devise and bequeath to my
eldest son Joseph, the land upon which his house now stands, including
six feet towards my room, the whole of it in the direction of James
the waterside frontage & the cove, the lower length of the potato
garden & the grass garden in the Gut Arm & one herring net.
give devise & bequeath to my son Benjamin the part of the room towards
Robert Rice’s the half of the house he now occupies, part of the
potato garden, the part of the meadow in Gut Arm, & part of the meadow
up the road; both now respectively occupied by him, one herring net,
half the stage, the old store house & sheep barn.
devise and bequeath to my youngest son Jeremiah, the half of the dwelling
house now in my occupation, the whole of the remainder of my room, with
buildings, stages & flakes lying between the aforesaid bequests to
my two sons Joseph & Benjamin, the remaining portions of my gardens,
meadows of my estate and effects both real and personal whatsoever and
wheresoever, and of what nature and quality soever and I hereby declare
that the above bequests are to my sons Joseph, Benjamin & Jeremiah respectively to their heirs executors & administrators for their
own use and benefit absolutely & forever, that they are never to
go out of the family whilst there is a heir. I give devise & bequeath
to my daughter Elizabeth my watch & bible: And I hereby appoint my
Jeremiah the sole executor of this my will.
whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of November one thousand
eight hundred and ninety five (sgd) Jeremiah his X mark Torraville. Signed
by the said Jeremiah Torraville in the presence of us present at the
same time, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, attest & subscribe
our names as witnesses hereto. (Sgd) George S. Chamberlain Clerk in Holy
orders. (Sgd) Robert Mundy, Agent
I certify the foregoing to be
a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Jeremiah Torraville deceased
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
J. I. L.
J. Torraville Jr.
June 25: 1899