Stephen Mitchell deceased.
Page 1. Portugal Cove Conception Bay Newfoundland January 10th.
Know all men by these presents, that I Stephen Mitchell of Portugal
Cove in the Electoral District of St. John's East, fisherman, being in
poor health, though of sound mind and memory, do make this my last will
and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore
made. And as to my worldly estate, and all the property of which
I shall die possessed at the time of my decease, I devise, bequeath, and
dispose thereof in the following manner, to wit:-
First. My Will is, that my three children, Gladys Mitchell, Hazel
Mitchell, and Nellie Mitchell, shall be profited by the disposal of my
property in the following manner, to wit: That those to whom I give
and bequeath my property shall provide for my children, aforesaid, a home
or homes, where they shall be suitably cared for until they become capable
of caring for themselves. I give to Arthur Mitchell, my step-brother
on the conditions above stated, all my fishing property, situated at Portugal
Cove, including land, fish-flake & other appurtenances, bounded on
the west by the property of Peter Mitchell and sons, bounded on the East
by the properties of Jacob Churchill and Ambrose Churchill, on the north
by the waters of Conception Bay and running south for about 25 yards, more
or less & having a breadth of 30 ft. more or less, to have & to
hold forever. I give to William Mitchell my step-brother, on the
conditions stated above, my dwelling house, land and its appurtenances
situated at Portugal Cove, and known by the residents of the above named
town as my property, to have and to hold forever. And lastly I nominate
and appoint my said step brothers to be the Executors of this my last will
In testimony whereof, I, the said Stephen Mitchell have to this, my
last will and testament contained in three sheets of letter size paper,
and to every sheet thereof, subscribed my name, and to this last sheet
thereof I have subscribed my name, this 12th day of January in the year
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred & twenty. Signature:- Stephen
Mitchell his X mark.
Signed and declared by the said Stephen Mitchell, as and for his last
will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request and in his
presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names
as witnesses thereto.
Signature:- N.R. Butler. Methodist Minister.
Signature:- Robert Fry. Signature:- Peter Mitchell His
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 23/20
to Arthur Mitchell
(Written sideways towards the left edge of this page from bottom
to top, the testator's name as follows Stephen Mitchell, his mark X. This
is written twice. -J.B.)