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 Rebecca Hayward from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 66 probate year 1880
Rebecca Hayward deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Rebecca Hayward of Saint Johnís Newfoundland Widow. After the payment of my just debts funeral and other expenses I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Jessy Moore Hayward all the rents issues and profits of all my property and estate for her use and benefit so long as she may live- Provided nevertheless that she the said Jessy Moore Hayward shall out of the same provide for and maintain my niece Sarah Roberts so long as she the said Sarah Roberts shall live and after the decease of my said daughter I give devise and bequeath my said property and estate to my son John Hayward his heirs executors and administrators for ever Provided that he shall out of the same support and maintain my said niece Sarah Roberts during her life- I also give and bequeath to the said Sarah Roberts all my wearing apparel and lastly I hereby nominate and appoint my said son John Hayward and my grandson William A.S. Hayward executors of this my last will and testament- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight. R. Hayward. Signed published and declared by the said Rebecca Hayward as and for her last will and testament in presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Robert J. Pinsent. Hedley V. Pinsent.