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 2 pages 332-333 probate year 1858

Will of William Stares


Know all men by these presents that I William Stares the elder being weak in body but sound in mind and intellect do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. First I bequeath my body to the ground to be interred in Christian burial. Second I bequeath to my daughters Mary Brace and Susanna Wiseman and to my granddaughter Emeline Snowball Knight one fourth portion each of that part of Cherry Garden lying to the eastward of the Brook east of my present dwelling house and the remaining one fourth portio n to be for my Son William Stares the western boundary of the said portion so given and bequeath as above to my children William Mary and Susanna and my granddaughter Emeline to be the aforesaid brook and a line running in a straight line therefrom to the River.

Second, I give and bequeath to my son Meshack Stares and to my two daughters Sarah Lyon and Charlotte Rhodes one half acre each at the West end of this my estate of Cherry Garden and be it known unto all men that I hereby give and bequeath the aforementioned property to my daughters and granddaughter in their own right. And last all the remaining portion of my personal and real estate I give and bequeath to my son William Stares.

In witness whereof I hereby set my hand and seal this (21st) twenty first day of September one thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858)

William Stares

Signed sealed and executed in presence of us and of each other who are subscribing witnesses hereunto,

Tho. Bennett, John Dakins

Petition of Wm Stares for ___

Law hereto willed his deceased

Father Wm Stares
Volume 3 Folio 376
Filed Oct 5, 1858

Francis Brady
11th Oct Ch J."

To the Honourable Francis Brady Chief Justice and the Honourable The Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

The Petition of William Stares of St. Johns

Here by serveth:

That on the twenty-fifth day of September last your Petitioner's Father William Stares Farmer died at St. Johns having made and published his last will and Testament described in the office of the Chief Clerk of the Court.

That as Executor is appointed to the said will.

That your Petitioner is the eldest son of deceased to whom he has bequeathed the greater part of his property and appointed him perciduary (?) legate.

That the Estate and effects of the said deceased are of the probate value of Four hundred pounds Currency.

That I the said will at the obedience of deceased act herein mentioned as legate. (?)

Petitioner therefore begs Your Lordship grant him letters of Administration with the said last will if his deceased Father________we pray

William Stares

Supreme Court

In the Estate of late William Stares St. John ) Court )

William Stares of St. Johns )
the above Petitioner

( makes the oath and saith that the Contents of the named Petition are true to the best of definite knowledge and belief. William Stares Sworn before me at St. Johns )

this fifth day of October ) A.D. 1858 )

Geo. Anderson
Commissioner of Affairs

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