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(Will of Henry Winsor from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 41 probate year 1851)
In the name of God Amen. I Henry Winsor of Aquefort Newfoundland being of sound mind & perfect health but not knowing the moment that Almighty God may call me from this world and wishing to leave my family in a position of security regarding what property I may have to my lawful disposal I Henry Winsor do make this then to be my last will & testament and although it may not be drawn in prescribed terms yet will be sufficiently clear to be understood. I therefore make and bequeath unto Ann Winsor my wife as sole executrix to all my affairs my house & plantation on White Hazel Hill and also the Brig Aquefort and all things pertaining to that vessel, having paid for her and made arrangements that she is at this moment all my own, Also the Room called Carters or Morrys Room situated in Aquefort liable to certain regulations viz to Henry Winsor, Peter Winsor, Washington Hill Winsor, Cedric Howard Winsor, Charles Augustus Winsor and Alfred Samuel Winsor, my six sons, the above property to be held in trust for them & to be mutually enjoyed by my wife and them, while they conduct themselves as dutiful children to her, and my wife remains in a widowed state, but should it so arrive after my demise that my wife Ann Winsor should again marry, then the control and any other right she may have possessed respecting my lawful property shall pass over into the hands of my children, above named, with this proviso that any of my children Ann Winsor, Sarah Mary Winsor and Maria Victoria Matilda Winsor, while they remain Spinsters shall enjoy co-equal with the others all my property in goods, chattels or otherwise, my wife Anne Winsor being made by these presents my sole executrix to this my last will & testament. Given under my hand this this 18th day of August 1849. Henry Winsor. Witness, James Meagher.
|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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