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Will of Richard Trelligan
In the name of God Amen. Dated at Saint John’s Newfoundland this 2nd day of September in the twenty eighth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain Queen, and in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four. I Richard Treligan of the town and Island aforesaid Dealer, been at present in good health and of perfect sound mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, therefore calling to mind the mortality of my body knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner following that is to say First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the episcopal Cemetery not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And as touching such worldly estate werewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give demise and bequeth the same in the following manner and form. First I desire and request that all my lawfull debts due of me shall be paid and discharged as soon as possible after my interment I then devide the property in the following manner, that is to say The Stone building in Queen Street held under Government Grant were I now live In consideration of my son Francis always living with me which prevented him from faring a trade and been my principal assistant I give and bequeth to him with all the furniture stock and trade to him his ares or assigns with the exceptons of the articles hereinafter mentioned He the said Francis will discharge all my debts and receive all that is due to the estate In case Francis died without issue If Married The property shall be made into three equal parts one part for the widow an the other two parts shall be divided between my sons my late son William’s son Richard William shall have his father’s share;
Second That tenement situated in Wm Branscomb’s field over were my son Richard lives; in consideration of him paying the ground rent during the lease; I give to him and fifty sovereigns
Third The tenement joining my son Richard I give to my son Newey Thomas during the lease and fifty sovereigns;
Fourth the tenement over my son Newey Thomas I give to my son John during the lease and fifty sovereigns And I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Francis Trelegan to be my sole executor to this my last will and testament, requesting that he will deal justly with my estate- If John should be inclined to take a house for himself and family I request Francis to assist him in furnishing the house; And in case Newey Thomas should not return to St. John’s Newfoundland I request Francis to remit him what is hereby stated and further I request Francis if it is in his power he sees his brothers require assistance to relieve them Ratifying this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness wereof I have here unto set my hand and seal at Saint John’s Newfoundland this day and year above mentioned.
Richard Trelegan (LS) Signd sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Richard Trelegan to be his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers,
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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.
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