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 Redstone from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 238-239 probate year 1883
William Redstone deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me William Redstone of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Carpenter and wharfinger. I give devise and bequeath all my property both real and personal of what nature or kind soever both in Newfoundland and elsewhere to my beloved wife Anne Redstone during the term of her natural life and after her decease my property shall be divided as follows- the dwelling house on the east side of North Street number (34) thirty four shall go to my son George Redstone and his heirs for ever the next adjoining house on the said street number (32) thirty two shall go to my son William Redstone and his heirs for ever, the next adjoining house on the said street number (30) thirty shall become the property of my grandchildren Ellen Harriet Redstone and William J. Redstone children of my son John Redstone for their own use share and share alike free of all claim of or by my said son John Redstone; the house number (28) twenty eight next adjoining the last described house shall go to William Charles Redstone son of my said son George Redstone and his heirs for ever. And it is my will that it shall be in the power of my said wife Anne Redstone to dispose of all the residue of my property (the said four houses excepted as aforesaid) as and how she pleases and the same is hereby entirely vested in and given to her. I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Anne Redstone sole executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other and former wills by me made and I do declare this to be my last will and testament William his X mark Redstone. Signed published and declared by the said William Redstone as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have signed the same as witnesses in the presence of the said testator and of each other this fifth day of February Anno Domini eighteen hundred and seventy-six the same having been first read over and explained to and being approved of by the said William Redstone before putting his mark thereto- George M. Johnson, Geo. M. Johnson Junior.