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Conception Bay North Region ~ Brigus District
Brigus - Will of John Shepperd, Senior of Cubits (1840)This will was read, recorded and transcribed by SUSAN SNELGROVE, 2002. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|Will of John Shepperd, Senior of Cubits (1840)|
In the Name of God, Amen. I JOHN SHEPPERD SENIOR of Cubits in Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter this twenty eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty Do make and declare this my last Will and Testament revoking all other and former Wills in the name and form following. First I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and for my real and personal estate I give and dispose thereof in manner and form following. First to my wife MARY the whole of my property I now possess while she lives and after her decease the whole of my landed property in Cubits to be divided into four equal parts viz: Secondly to my son HENRY SHEPPERD one fourth part of my Room to commence from the fence of WILLIAM HOLDSWORTH’s Room including my part of the stage westward. Thirdly I give to my son ESAU SHEPPERD one fourth part of my Room west to my son Henry’s and after his desease to his Protestant son or sons including the eastern part of my dwelling house also the stable and cellar. I give to my daughter MARY a piece of ground which will be pointed out by my Executors on Esau’s part. Fourthly I give to my son JORDAN one fourth part of my Room next to my son Esau and after his decease to his son or sons with western part of my dwelling house. Fifthly I give to my son JOHN SHEPPERD one fourth part of my Room next to my son Jordan and after his decease to his son or sons bounded on he west by SAMUEL NOSEWORTHY with the small store west of my Dwelling House to be removed on his part. The whole of my household furniture to be divided equally amongst the whole of my children to be decided by my Executors should there be any atricle that cannot be divided to be sold among my children and the money to be divided. Also what cattle I have after my decease to be sold and the money to be divided. The two pews in the Chapple the large one I give to my son JOHN SHEPPERD and his children the small Pew in the Gallery to my grandson CHARLES SHEPPERD of HENRY. Should there be any money or other Property not in here named after my Wife’s decease to be equally divided as above. And Lastly, I do nominate and appoint JONAS SOPER and HENRY SHEPPERD to be my joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.
John his x mark Shepperd Senr. (seal)
Signed, sealed and delivered in presence of Witness PHILIP BENNETT.
I hereby certify that the execution by JOHN SHEPPERD the Testator of the Will of which the foregoing is a true and correct copy appears by the Affidavit of PHILIP BENNETT the only subscribing Witness thereto to have been proved before CHARLES COZENS a Commissioner of Affidavits Supreme Court on the twenty fourth day of November in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty three and the same is hereby actually Registered by me this day. Given under my hand this twentieth day of December one thousand eight hundred and forty three AD 1843
John Stark, Registrar
(notation in column “sent to E: M: Archibald Esq. ? Phelans Packet(?) 20th December 1843 JS”)
Transcribed by Susan Snelgrove, Uxbridge, ON January 6, 2002
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