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 John Legg from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 551-552 probate year 1864
John Legg deceased
Carbonear, Newfoundland. I John Legg being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament and desire all that may be interested receive it as such first I leave to my nephew Joshua Pike the family dwelling house and furniture, gardens front and back, meadow land east and west of Fire Break and bounded east by Church Hill Road, north middle street south main street and west by Kennedy’s including a garden west of Ryans. Secondly I leave my sister Emma Stapleton the garden occupied by her north of her dwelling house bounded by the Church Hill street- Thirdly. I also leave to my nephews Joshua Pike and Francis Pike also to John Bemister son of Reuben the waterside land, bounded west by Maddocks, east by Fire Break and north by Main Street to be divided equally Fourthly. I leave to William W. Taylor son of Thomas land 30 feet frontage south of Main Street east of Fire Break the remaining extending to Mr. Bejn Gould to be equally divided between my nephews Edward Pike and James Pike. I also give my niece Eliza Pike my sole interest in and to the shop and dwelling house outhouses and appurtenances now in the possession of Thomas Furlong. All monies or effects that may accrue or become mine I leave to my sister Mary Pike. I also appoint and constitute Reuben James Bemister & Ambrose M. Forward to be my executor. This is my last will & testament made & executed this 27th April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & sixty four. John Legg (LS) Signed & sealed in the presence of Reuben James Bemister, Edward S. Pike. Item omitted in my last will I leave to my sister Eliza Legg and to Joshua son of my sister Mary Pike one half each of my pew in the Carbonear Wesleyan Chapel. John his X mark Legg. Witness, E.S. Pike, Carbonear Aug. 18th 1864.