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Will of Edwin Turner
In re Edwin Turner deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me Edwin Turner of William late of Lower Island Cove in the District of Bay de Verde Nfld. made this 16th day of September 1901 and by this my last will and Testament I annul all wills and Testaments previously made by me. Being of sound mind and having the full use of my reasoning powers but in prospect of my decease. I give and bequeath to my sons Joseph & Horatio Turner their heirs assigns and administrators all that real estate known as the Farm situate on the west of the Main Line of Road called the "Back Line" leading to Gambo Head to be equally divided among them according as they think best themselves with the understanding that should my youngest son Charles require the privilege of sowing at any time a barrel of potatoes in front of Horatioes dwelling house the request is to be granted. I further give and bequeath to my eldest son William Henry and my youngest son Charles his heirs &c the parcel of land situated on the east of the aforesaid Main Line with all the land whatever and wherever situated in connection with my outside premises except what may be after herein mentioned to be equally held in possession by them as long as they both shall live but in the event of William's decease Charles aforementioned or his heirs are to have full possession of the whole I further give and bequeath to my youngest son Charles my dwelling house and furniture to be his own property with the reservation that my eldest son William Henry is to have a home in it and a room comfortably furnished and is to be cared for by his brother Charles his heirs and successors as long as he William Henry shall live but after his decease the whole is to be the property of Charles and his heirs William H. is to take nothing from the house I further give and bequeath to my three sons before mentioned Joseph Horatio Charles to be equally divided among them that parcel of land known as the Barrens situated on west of Main Brook line also I bequeath to my four sons before mentioned an equal interest in my business premises workshop barns tools etc according as they should need them for their use and profit and appoint Mr. Allan G. Hudson as Executor to this my last will and testament
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. |
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