Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 526-527 probate year 1917

Will of Apollos Ridout


In the name of God Amen. I Apollos Ridout, of Long Pond, South Shore Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman and Farmer, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament.

First after my death all the following that I possess, viz, Dwelling House, goods, and chattels, cultivated and uncultivated land, farming Implements, horse, dray cart, carriage harness, Fishing Room is to be divided into two parts between my wife and my son Edward each to have an equal share of the above.

Second My Fishing Gear, viz, boats Seines, nets, rods, grapnels, I give to my son Edward, but my wife is to have an equal share of Salmon and caplin caught by the nets.

Third I give my wife three head of cattle my son Edward has two head of cattle of his own, I give also to my wife three sheep.

Fourth all that I have given and bequeathed to my wife she is to have sole control over as long as she lives and remain in my name. After her death or if she should marry, my son George is to take possession of what I have given and bequeathed to his mother - My son George is to receive his support off of what I have given to his mother.

Fifth if any of my unmarried daughters should through sickness or old age require a home they are to live on the place and receive their support from the land

- and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former Testaments, wills and Bequests by me in anywise before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this, and no other to be my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight. - Apollos his X mark Ridout Signed, Sealed Published Pronounced and declared by the said Apollos Ridout as his last will and Testament in the presence of us (having been first read over) who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Francis Frederick Furneaux. Commission of Supreme Court of Newfoundland. John Haines.

Correct, Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
Fiat May 9/17 Kent adm c.t.a. May 13/17 granted to Francis F. Furneaux Sureties Isaac LeDrew Geo F. Tilly Estate sworn at $707.002.50

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