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 Martha Field from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 26 probate year 1879.
Martha Field deceased.
I Martha Field of St. John's Newfoundland being at present weak in body of but of sound mind and memory doth on this second day of February A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy eight make this my last will and testament I give and bequeath to my son William Marshall Field the family Bible, writing desk and my late husband's portrait- The portrait to be held in possession by George S. Field my late husband's father until my son becomes of age- I give and bequeath to my daughter Sarah Elizabeth Field my "work box" and to my daughter Jessie Ann Louisa Field my ring- All other property I may be possessed of at the time of my decease, comprising goods in the shop furniture or any and everything not herein before bequeathed are to be sold and the proceeds thereof to be used and applied towards the support and maintenance of my said children William M. Field and Sarah E. Field and I do appoint Jacob Morris as the Guardian of my children William M. Field and Sarah Elizth Field and I do also appoint the said Jacob Morris my able executor- I desire and do appoint Mrs. Catherine Cross to have charge of my house and make all arrangements for my burial and immediately after my interment to deliver and give up to Jacob Morris my executor all the goods furniture and everything that I may be possessed of- Martha Field- Signed and declared in presence of us as witnesses Geo. W. Mews, Charles Field.