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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Wade Senior


Will of James Wade Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 270-271 probate year 1883.
(This name is spelled Wade, Waid and Waide in the will and Wade in the will index.)

In re
      James Wade deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I James Waide of Conception Hr Conception Bay Newfoundland, in the northern district of Island, planter and Farmer, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.

First, I give and bequeath to my oldest son Edward Waide of Conception Hr the one third part of my land and his own dwelling and out houses, & land, bounded as follows by Keefe’s Road next on the east and the harbor road on the south and the hill fence on the north. Also the garden on the back of the of the Mountain, only he is to give my son Thomas Waide the place of the sowing one brl of seed potatoes he Edward is to have his own garden which he cleared himself in the middle of the Pen he is bounded by my son Morris on the north also my own caplin seine & Boat.

Second, I give and bequeath to my second oldest son Morris Waide, the one third part of my land and his own dwelling and out houses the land is bounded as follows, on the west by Michael & John Waide’s land on the south by the harbor Road on the north by the Hill fence. Also the meadow the back of James Waid’s Jr. Dwelling house and the garden which he has now in his own possion and the meadow that is attached to it also the garden he cleared himself on the west side of the Pen

     Third, I give and bequeath to my third son Thomas Waide the one third part of my land and my own dwelling house, boundaries are as follows by son Morris on the west and Edward on the east on the north by the hill fence and on the south by the Harbor Road and also the garden on the back of the Hill fence which he has now in his possession and the place of one brl of seed potatoes out the mountain garden next to my own fence and his own garden which he cleared himself on the east side of the pen bounded by Keef’s Road fence and the Hill fence on the west by Edward Waide.    The inside pen are to be equally divided after passing my son Morris Waide’s garden between Edward Morris and Thomas Waide    Thomas is bounded on the east by Dalton’s and Keef’s fence, Edward the middle part bounded by Thomas on the east and Morris on the west Morris is bounded on the west by Michael & John Waide’s fence on the east by Edward.     All three are bounded on the north by the cemetery    Also I give and bequeath to Morris and Thomas Waide my two stables, cellar & house.

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my only daughter Elizabeth Brien of Broad Cove the sum of twenty five pounds currency to be paid unto her by my executor.

Fifth. I give and devise to my wife Catherine Waid all the rest residue of my estate but that the garden in the pen untill after her death then my son Morris Waide is to take possession of it for ever and the sowing of half brl of seed potatoes out of my son Edward portion next to the large Birch tree and the road fence, also I give her a young cow one sheep and the eastern end of my dwelling house, bed and bedding while she remains in it but if she leaves she cannot remove anything only her own clothing and bed clothes, also I give her the meadow below the Hr Road but after her death I give to my son Thomas Waide, and also thirty pounds to be paid her by my two sons Thomas & Morris Waide to be paid yearly whatever she may require in reason    To my grandson James Waide son of Thomas I give my bed after my wife’s death.     my fishing room store and stage and other appurtenances belong to it are to be for the use of my three sons Edward Morris & Thomas Waide

Sixth, I appoint my son Morris Waide executor of this my last will and testament    In witness whereof I the said James Waide set my hand and seal hereunto this twenty-ninth day of June A.D. 1882.    James his X mark Waide.    Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said James Waide as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, William Kennedy, Morris his X mark Waide Sr.     Michael Curren.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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