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Will of Frederick White
This is the last will and Testament of Frederick White of Greenspond, in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant. I, Frederick White being of sound disposing mind memory and understanding do hereby will devise and bequeath as follows: -
1. To my sons William and Charles (subject to the provisions hereinafter mentioned referring to my wife Eleanor and daughter Rosetta L.) The dwelling houses that they now live in and also the land and premises in connection with the same, together with all my stores shop wharves and all floating property: Also my stock in trade together with all debts due or which may become due after my death and every thing else appertaining to my mercantile trade. Also a piece of land situate at Broad Cove and held under grant from the Crown: Also a saw mill and all the property appertaining to the same situate and being in Rocky Bay, Bonavista Bay and now occupied by Dewey Bros - share and share alike. Provided nevertheless that my wife Eleanor shall live in the dwelling house with my son Charles and shall be supported and maintained in a proper manner during her natural life by my sons William and Charles and further my daughter Rosetta L. shall have the privilege of living in the house with my son Charles and she must be supported and maintained in a proper manner during her unmarried life time by my sons William and Charles
2. To my daughter Rosetta L. the land and premises situate on the North East side and south west side of Road branching off from road leading to Church of England also the piano in my dwelling house.
3. To my wife Eleanor all my silverware that may be in my dwelling house at the time of my death.
4. To my grandsons Randolph and Franks (sons of William) that piece of land situate on Greenspond Island and held under grant from the Crown and known as Union Pond share and share alike
5. To my son Charles all the furniture in my dwelling house; also my gold watch and chain.
6. I do hereby constitute and appoint my wife Eleanor and my son William as the Executrix and executor of this my last will and Testament and do revoke all former distributions of my property at any time heretofore made and do declare this paper writing to be my last will and Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Greenspond aforesaid this Twelfth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine Frederick White Signed by the said Frederick White the Testator in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each of other at the same time at his request subscribed our names as witnesses A. E. Gardner I. J. Mifflen.
The Mill and dwellings and all other property in connection with same to go and belong to my sons William and Charles - share and share alike Greenspond 12th February 1909 Frederick White witnesses A. E. Gardner I. J. Mifflen
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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