Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 209 probate year 1856
|Will of John Harding|
In re JOHN HARDING. DECEASED.In the name of God Amen. Dated the seventh day of August A.D. eighteen hundred and fifty five. I John Harding of the White Hills in the vicinity of Saint Johnís Newfoundland, Farmer, being at present in a very delicate state of health and therefore mindful of my mortality do make and ordain this this to be my last will and testament in manner following that is to say First and principally of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it. I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Judith Harding the annual sum of twenty pounds currency to be yearly and every year paid to her by my son Patrick or Thomas during the term of her natural life and this bequest ceases on her death.
I give and bequeath unto my two beloved sons Patrick and Thomas Harding by even and equal shares all and singular the farm of land dwelling house outhouses hereditaments and premises situate on the White Hills in the vicinity of Saint Johnís being the same now in my occupancy and containing one hundred acres more or less also all the stock comprising horses, cows, ploughs carts harrows and all and singular other the farming implements and household furniture and effects To have and to hold all and singular the above described premises and every part and parcel thereof unto my said two sons Patrick and Thomas Harding share and share alike for ever. And I declare null and void all former wills made by me and I declare this and no other to be my last will and testament having read it over and being in perfect mind memory and understanding I find it all perfectly correct.
John Harding (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered by the said John Harding as his last will and testament in our presence and in the presence of each other,
Hy Devereux, Thomas his X mark Hammond-
D. M. Browning