Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 400 probate year 1861
|Will of Mary Matthews|
Mary Matthews deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Mary Matthews otherwise Pitts of West Teignmouth in the County of Devon Widow made and published this 23rd day of August A.D. 1844. I give and devise all that my moiety or equal half part or share of and in all that plantation called or commonly known by the name of Squarey’s Rooms and situate and lying at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland in North America and of and in the rights members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining unto and to the use of Matthew Warren of East Teignmouth in the said County Merchant his heirs and assigns in trust for my daughter Jane Pitts Warren for her separate use for her life And after her death in trust for my three grandchildren Thomas Matthews Warren Mary Jane Warren and Catherine Warren the son and daughters of my said daughter Jane Pitts Warren their heirs and assigns for ever as tenants in common But nevertheless with benefit of survivorship equally between them in case any or either of them shall depart this life under the age of twenty one years without leaving lawful issue him or her surviving. And I hereby nominate and appoint the said Matthew Warren sole executor in trust of this my will hereby revoking all and every former will and wills by me at any time heretofore made or published and declaring this to be my last and only will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Mary Matthews (LS) Signed and sealed by the said Mary Matthews the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of both of us at the same time who in the presence of her and of each other have hereunto subscribed the same, John Chappell Tozer- J. H. Mackenzie.
D. M. Browning