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Will of Henry Trapnell from Newfoundland will books volume 5 page 438-439 probate year 1889
The Last will and Testament
In the name of God Amen! I Henry Trapnell of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland retired shopkeeper, being at this time in a perfect and sound state of mind and understanding, and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, I do make my last will and Testament, and being possessed of lands and two dwelling houses. I therefore dispose of all my possessions in manner as follows. First I give my soul to God who gave me life and health and my body to the earth to be interred in Christian burial in manner at the discretion of my executors. Secondly I give to my son John with whom I now reside all that dwelling house and premises, lands and appurtenances there unto belonging or in anywise appertaining, being the eastern portion of my property Thirdly. I give to my son Jacob now residing in St. John's all that dwelling house attached to the foregoing property, all land and backyard hereunto belonging the western portion having been already given to my youngest daughter Louisa by deed of gift and registered at the Registrar's office Harbor Grace. It is also considered by me that the rents and enrolments of the dwelling now called Jacobs, shall be given to my wife Sarah, during her natural life, to help and assist life, and that she being vested with power and absolute authority (being in want) to mortgage sell or dispose of said house to supply her wants. And that the sum of five pounds be given to each of my two daughter Susannah Spence and Sarah Worrall both residing at St. John's, to come out of the value of my dwelling houses. Having no interest in the business now carried on by my son John, no more than what and affection conscientiously binds him towards us his parents. And I do leave to my wife Sarah the remaining household furniture now used by her, to appropriate said articles as she thinks prudent to her children. And I do constitute nominate and appoint the undersigned to be my executors to carry out the true intent and meaning of this my last will and Testament dated at Harbor Grace this 16th day of September 1884. Henry Trapnell (L.S.) Executors Edward Parsons John Strathie John Trapnell witness Edward Parsons C. M. John Strathie.
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