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Bay Roberts - Will of Richard Mosdell (1883)
This will was read, recorded and transcribed by LAURIE NEGRIN, July 2001. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
Will of Richard Mosdell of Bay Roberts, 1883
Registry of Deeds & Companies
Confederation Building, St. John's
Volume 4
Folio 321

Estate of Richard Mosdell
late of Bay Roberts
in the Northern District
Planter deceaced.
Dated 5th June

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To the Honorable the Chief Justice or one of The Petition of Frances Mosdell of Bay Roberts in the Island of Newfounland aforesaid widow of Richard Mosdell late of same place
planter deceased.

Humbly sheweth - that Richard Mosdell petitioners late husband died at Bay Roberts aforesaid on the nineteenth day of July A.D. 1883 having first made published and declared as and for his last will and testament the paper writing hereto annexed marked A - that at the time of his decease he was (posessed)? of propery of the probable value of twelve hundred dollars consisting of dwelling house outhouse and land fishing schooner and money all within the (jurisdiction)? of the Supreme Court.

That the said Richard Mosdell left him surviving his said widow and
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and three children namely William Dorcas married to William Parsons and Anna married to Nathan Norman all over the age of twenty one years. Petitioner prays that letter of administration may be granted to her ___? testament annexed and >as in duty bound petitioner will ever pray.

Frances X Mosdell
(her mark)
Supreme Court Newfoundland
Saint Johns
to wit Frances Mosdell the Petitioner
above named maketh oath and saith that the Contents of said Petioner are (__)? correct and true.

Sworn before me at Saint Johns aforesaid this 39th day of A.D. 1884.
May Frances X Mosdell(her mark) Having been first read over and explained. _ H.J. Wood Cor....

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In the name of God, Amen.

I Richard Mosdell, Planter, of Bay Roberts, Con ception Bay, in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, do on this twenty sixth day of April in the year of our lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighy two, ina---this my last will and testament.

I give to my wife Frances Mosdell, all my property, consisting of dwelling house, out-houses and land, cleared and uncleared (-----)? all the stock and implements thereon, to be hers during her life time, with full power to dispose of any part or parts of the said property or stock, if she should at any time need it for her support, and at her death or re-marriage, I will then all the said property
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there remaining belong to my son William Mosdell, and his heirs after him, with the proviso that the said William Mosdell support me and my wife, his mother Frances Mosdell during my life time, and after my death that he support the said Frances Mosdell (------)? and comfortably until her death, and if he should fail to do this, I will that the property before named part or whole as the case may require, be sold for her support.

I will further that the sum of money now (-------)?(----)? in the Commercial Bank of Newfoundland be the property of my wife Frances Mosdell, to be hers and hers only, with full power to use and dispose of it as she may (-----)? fit, save and except the sum of Forty pounds (---), which I >will to my two daughters Dorcas Parsons and Anna Norman, and direct to be paid Twenty pounds to each to them at my death
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with respect to the fishing schooner, (--terprise)? which my son William Mosdell now commands I retain my full and former title to her and her (gear?), and I will my said claim and title which claim title consists in her in her being used for our pint(?) living and support, to my said wife Frances Mosdell as long as she shall live to use it.

Signed, Sealed and delivered in our presence Richard Mosdell and in the presence of each (signed) other, this twenty sixth day of April in the year or our lord one thousand W.C. Shears (?) (signed) eight hundred and eighty two. Henry Biasaret (signed)

Witnesses ------before me at Bay Roberts this twenty seventh day of May 1884 R.H. Taylor JP (signed)

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