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 Forristal from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 56 probate year 1879.
Transcriber’s Note:This name is spelled Forristal and Forristel in the will and Forristall in the will index.
Gussetts Cove North Shore Conception Bay I John Forristel of the North Shore being of sound mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in the following manner namely- First I give and devise to my son Gregory Forristel one half acre cultivated land and one half acre of uncultivated land to have and to hold with the above premises to the said Gregory Forristel his heirs and assigns forever- the above lots to be taken from all parties in possession- Second I give and devise to my son Martin Forristel his heirs and assigns all that tract of land situated on my property and bounded on the north by my main line of road that is now is in his occupancy to have and to hold the above premises his heirs and assigns forever- Third I give to my son Richard Forristal that residue of my real estate now in his occupancy to his heirs and assigns forever- Lastly I give and devise all that part of my real estate to my son Thomas Forristal now in his occupancy with all the appurtenances thereto to have and to hold the above premises his heirs and assigns forever- I give and devise all the remainder of my possessions being a plot of land called Purcells Room to be equally divided between Thomas Martin and Richard Forristel my three sons their heirs and assigns for ever- In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the first day November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two- John his X mark Forristel. William his X mark Crickett residing in Spout Cove. Robert Marshall, residing in Carbonear, signed and delivered in the presence of us-