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Will of John Young Senior
This is the last will and testament of John Young the Elder of Twillingate in the Northern District in the Island of Newfoundland First I give and bequeath to my son David Young (on account of the trouble and attention which he has always directed towards me in my old age) the sum of twenty pounds cy Secondly I give and bequeath to my son John Young the sum of fifty pounds currency and to my grandson Samuel Young my bed and bedding and all my wearing apparel. Thirdly I give devise and bequeath to my son David Young my dwelling house in which I now reside situate in Twillingate aforesaid for his own absolute use and benefit. Fourthly I give devise and bequeath all my right title and interest in my fishing room and the premises which my sons David Young Abraham Young and Richard Young now jointly occupy situate in Twillingate aforesaid together with all my gardens and land thereunto belonging for their own absolute use and benefit. Fifthly, As to the residue of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever and of what kind soever I give and bequeath the same to be equally divided amongst my children that is to say (subject to the following conditions) to my daughter Eleanor the wife of William Pardy one part, to the children of my late daughter Martha deceased the wife of George bray Oxford one part- my son David Young one part, my daughter Susannah the wife of Thomas Linfield one part, my daughter Ann the wife of Peter Samways one part, my son Abraham Young one part and my son Richard Young one part- Provided nevertheless that out of the residue of my personal estate as aforementioned the sum of twenty pounds currency shall be deducted from the portion or share bequeathed to my daughter Eleanor Pardy and the sum of sixteen pounds from the portion or share bequeathed to the children of my late daughter Martha Bray Oxford being sums already advanced to their respective husbands during my lifetime- then the remainder to be apportioned as before mentioned. Lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Mr. Jonathan Mitchell and Mr. George Phillips both of Twillingate executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking and disallowing all other wills by me at any time heretofore made. Dated this fourth day of March one thousand eight hundred and sixty two at Twillingate aforesaid. John his X mark Young (LS) The within written will was signed sealed acknowledged and declared by the within named John Young the Elder and he being blind the same will was carefully and audibly read over to him in the presence of us, Robert T. Gillingham, Accountant. John Peyton, J.P.
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.
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