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 William Cole from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 564 probate year 1865
William Cole deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I William Cole of Saint Johnís in the Central District of the Island of Newfoundland Planter being of sound and disposing mind but now labouring under bodily illness do make this my last will and testament and first I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved sons William and Joseph Cole all property of whatever description and kind except as is hereinafter excepted share and share alike of which I may be possessed at the time of my death subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral expenses and the payment to my beloved daughter Mary Anne Cole of the sum of six hundred and thirty dollars which said property shall be and become the property of them the said William Cole and Joseph Cole and the said sum of six hundred and twenty dollars shall be paid the said Mary Anne as soon as the same can be conveniently realized out of my estate. Secondly I give devise and bequeath to my beloved daughter the said Mary Anne all my furniture consisting of chairs, tables, pictures books a pianoforte and sundry other articles to hold to her and her executors and administrators for ever the said furniture &c. not however to vest in the said Mary Anne until after the payment and discharge of my just debts And I hereby appoint George James Hogsett Esquire executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Saint Johnís aforesaid this twenty fourth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five. William his X mark Cole (LS) Signed sealed and delivered being first read over and explained in presence of us, Luke Linegar, Cornelius Bowden-