Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of Eliza Colford from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 256 probate year 1883
Eliza Colford deceased.
In the name of God Amen I, Eliza Colford of St. Johnís Newfoundland Widow make this as and for my last will and testament. After the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I will devise and bequeath to my children hereinafter named my property as follows: To my daughter Margaret I give devise and bequeath the houses and tenement now or recently occupied by Blacker, Pyn, Percy and Culleton overhead Percy. To my son John I give devise and bequeath the dwelling houses and tenement now or recently occupied by Patrick Coleman, one Culleton underneath Coleman, and the two Garlands To my son James I give and bequeath the Coopers Shop and the dwelling houses now or recently occupied by Thistle, Canning, Brown and Driscoll. To my daughter Kate I give devise and bequeath the dwelling house I now live in and the house and tenement occupied by Gall, Howlett and Quigley To have and to hold the said houses and premises and the leases of the ground on which they are built unto the said sons and daughters respectively as above set forth and subject to the rent reserved under said leases. To my daughters Margaret and Katie I give and bequeath all my household goods furniture and all other effects of which I may die possessed except one bed and the bedding thereof which I give and bequeath to my son John. I hereby nominate my daughters Margaret and Catherine or Katie to be my residuary legatees. I appoint my brother Daniel Quigley to be executor of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand at St. Johnís Newfoundland this 21st day of July A.D. 1882. Eliza Colford. Signed in presence of us by the testatrix in presence of the testatrix and of each other who at her request sign as attesting witnesses, P.J. Scott, Margaret Cogly.