Transcribed by Geoff Martin from microfilm reel 2070897 at LDS Center (Newfoundland Will Books, Volume 7, Folio 258)
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
|TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES :
Sarah Ann (Carnell) Collier was the daughter of John Carnell and Hannah Gill Harris. She married Charles Frederick Collier, a sailmaker, who came from Dartmouth in Devon, England.
Charles and Sarah were my maternal great great grandparents.
Their son Samuel George Carnell Collier and his wife Charlotte Augusta Wilkie my maternal great grandparents.
Their daughter Charlotte Mabel Collier and her husband Hugh Alan Bastow my maternal grandparents.
|Sarah Ann (nee
Probate year 1903
|The last will of Sarah Ann Collier late of St. Johnís,
I Sarah Ann Collier of St. Johnís Newfoundland do declare this to be my last and only will and testament, that is to say, First, I give & devise to my son John William Carnell Collier, and my son Samuel George Carnell Collier and their heirs for ever * that piece of land situated on the Quidi Vidi Road and Bounded as follows, on the East by the said Quidi Vidi Road on the North & West by property of JH Martin and on the South by property of William Andrews. The said land to be divided in two equal parts, my son John William Carnell Collier to have that half ajoining the property of JH Martin, and my son Samuel George Carnell Collier to have the remaining half, ajoining the property of Wm. Andrews. Secondly I give and devise to my son Nicholas James Collier and his Heirs for ever the whole of that piece of land Bounded on the North by Collier Road on the East by propertieds of Oke and Carnell and on the South and West by property of A. Harvey. Thirdly. I give, devise, and bequeath to my son Fredk Collier and his heirs for ever, that piece of land, Bounded on the South by Collier Road, on the East by property of J.H. Martin and on the North & West by Forest Road together with the dwelling houses and all erections thereon, & occupied by myself & tenants. And as to all the residue and remainder of my estate whatsoever, of what kind, nature, or quality soever not herein before given, I do hereby give and bequeath to my son Frederick Collier, for his own absolutely. Lastly I hereby appoint my said Children Nicholas James Collier and Frederick Collier to be joint Executors to this my final Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety four Sarah Ann (X her mark) Collier. Signed published and declared by the above named Sarah Ann Collier to be her final will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the testatrix and of each other (having been first read and explained) Augustus G. Bayly BH Joseph Gear
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Sarah Ann Collier. D. M. Browning
* the words for ever were inserted
In the margin of this will were these entries
Letter of Probate
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