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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Samuel Woodford
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 28-29
probate year 1909
Samuel Woodford deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Samuel
Woodford Fisherman Farmer of Harbor Main being ill of body but
sound in mind do make this my last will and testament and dispose of
my worldly effects, goods and chattles as hereinafter mentioned
I bequeath my soul to God its creator, my body to the earth to be buried
in a decent Christain manner
2nd I give and bequeath to my
wife Margaret my cabbage garden, also that piece of land know as the
old Marsh also the piece of land known as the old potatoe garden, one
half of my dwelling house to be hers and for her use whilst she lives
in this life and after her death all and each part becomes the property
of my son Michael Woodfords. The foregoing property that is potatoe garden.
Marsh & Cabbage garden cannot at any time be sold, mortgaged set
over or transferred to any other person other than one of my descendants
whoes name must be Woodford
3rd My meadow known as the
ridge Meadow also my part or portion of the waste (now) land adjoining
the aforesaid meadow I give and bequeath to my son Michael to be his
and his heirs forever. Also my garden know as the wall garden I give
and bequeath to my son Michael to be his and his heirs forever. Also
all the land that I possess that is situated on Holdens Road bounded
on the south by Holdens Road North & North East by John Walls land
south west and west by Railway line I give and bequeath to my son Michael to be his and his heirs for ever. Also a piece of waste land laying south
of Holdens Road I give and bequeath to my son Michael to
be his and his heirs for ever.
I give and bequeath in equal shares to
my four sons John James William and Michael all
the land that I posses on Hr. Main ridge to be equally divided between
I give and bequeath to my son John all that piece of land situated
in the lane between Edward Woodfords & Philip Woodfords houses.
I give and bequeath to my son Michael one half of my
dwelling house all of my barn and cellar carts and wheels, catamaran
harness, and all my farming implements to be his
I give and bequeath
to my wife Margaret my cow to be hers and for her use and benefit for
whilst she lives, all the cattle in her possession at the time of her
death shall and must become the property of my son Michael.
All my waterside property is to be used in common by my Four sons as
aforesaid named. Given under my hand and seal this sixth day of August A.D. one thousand
nine hundred and three signed Samuel Woodford Witness Stephen
Doyle Philip Doyle
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
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