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 3 page 477 probate year 1876.

Will of Joseph Russell


This is the last will and testament of Mr. Joseph Russell of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Yeoman. I Give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Russell all the property belonging to me including my dwelling house lands goods and Quidi Vidi premises and other property no specified herein whatsoever and wheresoever Situate for her Sole Separate use and

benefit during her natural life And after the decease of my said wife I will devise and bequeath to

my daughter Hannah Russell the farm I now live upon comprising dwelling house furniture

and effects thereon and therein and the land belonging to the said farm for her sole use and

benefit and to her heirs co-executors administrators and assigns forever

And I further will and bequeath after my said wifeís decease to John Russell Joseph Russell Jane Russell and Harriet Russell share and share alike the fishing premises belonging to me situate at Quidi Vidi aforesaid And lastly I appoint William Martin of the White Hills near St. Johnís aforesaid farmer and John Nurse of Twillingate in the Northern district of Newfoundland aforesaid Dealer executors to this my will. In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal at St. Johnís aforesaid this twenty first day of October Anno Domini 1867.

Joseph his X mark Russell. Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator in presence of us who in his presence and in presence of each other have hereunto set and subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto the same having first been read over and explained to the said Joseph Russell, F. Weston Carter, J.H. Boone.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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