Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Newfoundland volume 2 page 334 probate year 1858.
|Will of John Shaw|
In re JOHN SHAW. DECEASED.This is the last will and testament of me John Shaw of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer In the first place I give and bequeath unto my wife Ann Shaw the house I now reside in And the garden thereunto belonging to hold the same so long as she shall live and upon her death the said house and garden shall go to my sons hereafter named share and share alike. In the second place I give and bequeath unto my sons Robert, Samuel, William, David, Henry and John all my farm situate on the road leading to Pokeham Path (except the house and garden hereinbefore bequeathed to my wife) to hold the same for ever share and share alike And it is my will and desire that in the event of any of my said sons desiring a division or partition of the same that the said farm shall be equally and fairly divided unto a lot for each son. The eldest son to have his choice and the others to choose their lots in rotation according to their respective ages the eldest always having the choice. I give and bequeath unto my said son David all my farming stock and utensils to hold the same to his own use for ever. Lastly I give and bequeath my household furniture and all other property of which I shall die possessed of to my said wife for her own use and benefit to hold the same for ever. I appoint my said wife and my son Robert to be the executors of this my last will and testament.
Dated at St. Johnís aforesaid this 30th day of July A.D. 1857.
John Shaw (LS)
Signed, sealed published and declared in presence of, M.W. Walbank.
D. M. Browning