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 Henry Stephens from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 291-292 probate year 1884
Henry Stephens deceased.
This is the last will and testament of Henry Stephens, planter, of Bay de Verds, Newfoundland. I hereby give, devise and bequeath to my wife Susan during her lifetime or widowhood, my dwelling house & all the furniture thereof, and the complete possession of all my other property of whatsoever quality including land, stages, nets, punts & fishing gear & wheresoever situated until my son William Henry attains the age of twenty one years complete when the latter with the exception of the small stage, flake & part of Northern Mead is to revert to my aforesaid son William Henry, his heirs, executors and administrators for his and their own use and benefit, absolutely and forever. I hereby devise and bequeath to my daughter Ann, her heirs, executors and administrators for her and their own use and benefit, so long as she & they remain members of the Church of England The small stage and flake now in the occupation of William Froude and half of my land in Northern Mead- In the event of my aforesaid daughter Anne or heirs changing their religion the above mentioned property is to revert to my son William Henry his heirs & administrators for his and their own use absolutely and for ever. I hereby devise and bequeath my feather bed to my wife Susan for her sole use & benefit. I hereby appoint my friends the Revd. G.S. Chamberlain and Charles Blunden executors of this my will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two. Henry Stephens. Signed by the said Henry Stephens in the presence of us, present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other attest & subscribe our names as witnesses hereto, G.S. Chamberlain, Clerk in Holy Orders, Charles Blunden, Bay de Verds, William Jacobs. February 1882.