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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Trenchard
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 228 probate
JOHN TRENCHARD deceased.
This is the last will and testament
of me John Trenchard of Lower I Cove in the District of Bay
de Verde Nfld. made this fifth day of December nineteen hundred and eleven
and by this Will I annul all other wills and testaments made by me. Though failing in bodily strength I am of sound mind and judgement and desire
to dispose of my worldly goods as follows
To: Hedley Morris my nephew I give and bequeath to his heirs and assigns forever,
all my land situated on what is called the Hill (not including the land down
in the Cove) also the pigs throw garden, together with all erections thereon
viz dwelling and outhouses whatever and wheresoever, with the exception of
my bed and bedding and household utensils which is to be the property of my
wife should she outlive me, but after her decease all is to become the property
of my nephew Hedley Morris aforesaid.
Further the said Hedley Morris is to provide for the natural
wants and comforts of my wife and myself in lieu of this bequest as long as
we both shall life Should he fail to do so then the expenses incurred in our
support after this bequest shall be deducted out of the estate and from my
effects after which Hedley Morris is to be sole possessor
of the remainder In witness of this my last will and testament
I set my name and seal this fifth day of December nineteen hundred and eleven John
Trenchard I appoint Hedley Morris my
executor Signed in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of
each other and at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses, Chesley
Morris. William G. Morris.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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