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 page 175 probate year 1854
|Will of George Ladd|
George Ladd deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I George Ladd of Greenwich England but now residing at Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland Master Mariner being of perfectly sound mind and memory do make and ordain my last will and testament in manner following that is to say
First I give and bequeath unto my good friend Ambrose Forward of Carbonear my quadrant charts and other nautical instruments
Secondly I give and bequeath my bed and bedding to Prudence wife of Christopher Pike Sailmaker or to whoever may wash for attend upon and nurse me at the time of my death in acknowledgment for such kindness and attention
Thirdly I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Ann Dupont of Greenwich aforesaid all my other estate personal and real whether in England Newfoundland or elsewhere consisting of monies credits wearing apparel two watches and all other property which I may possess at the time of my decease But it is my express will and desire nevertheless that all reasonable debts and other obligations which I may have contracted during my illness as well as the expenses of a decent funeral and a neat plain headstone shall be honorably defrayed out of the estate and effects bequeathed to my beloved sister
Fourthly I hereby constitute and appoint my esteemed friend George Forward, Esquire, Merchant, my sole executor and hereby cancelling revoking and totally disallowing all former wills gifts and bequests by me or in my name whether verbally or otherwise at any time before made do make constitute ordain and acknowledge this as my last and only legal will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty three.
George Ladd (LS)
We the undersigned hereby certify that we each saw the other sign our respective names as witnesses to these presents and together saw and heard George Ladd sign seal and acknowledge this as his last and only will and testament.
Thomas Corbin. Joseph Peters, N.P.
D. M. Browning