In re |
Philip Lewis deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Phillip Lewis of Holyrood, farmer, being weak in body but sound in mind and memory, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say, my body to be buried in a decent Christian burial, and as touching such wordly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me with in this life.
Firstly I give and bequate to my wife Mary Lewis half my land between the main road on the front and the old back road on the back, that is to say the south half bounded by the roads aforesaid S.E. S.W. and by Patk Byrne of the South. I give and bequate to my wife Mary Lewis half my land on the south west of the old main road that is to say that to wit my wife Mary Lewis have the north half bounded as follows on the N.E. by the old main road, by the mountain on the S.W. by John O’Neil on the N.W. and by the land that I will bequate etc to my son John Lewis on the S.E. I will and bequeath to my wife Mary Lewis my dwelling house as it maintains house and shop and as follows Five feather beds, and bedding to suit the beds, pictures, glasses, stoves, and all removable furniture. I will and bequeath to my wife Mary Lewis my store, my stable, and my seller. To say my son John Lewis to have the use of the stable, and seller, untill he have seller, and stable build for himself.
I do bequate to my grandson Thomas Moore of Thomas, afer my wife’s death that is Mary Lewis’s death one feather bed. I do also bequate to my grandson Phillip Lewis of my son John Lewis one feather bed after my wife Mary Lewis’s death. I do will and bequate to my wife Mary Lewis my four wheel buggie and also my chas and cart, and lastly I do bequate to my wife Mary Lewis my mare, Nelly by name, to have and to hold as long as it will answer her to do so, my wife Mrs. Mary Lewis is entitled to sell the mare when she can get an offer in price for her so to sell, at the same time my son John Lewis is to have the use of the mare for winter work by feeding the mare Nelly, for his own work. My wife Mary Lewis is not bound by my will to keep and feed that mare for my son John Lewis’s work.
I do bequate to my son John Lewis half my land between the roads aforesaid main road and the old back road, the north west side of my land bounded by main road N.E. and by old road back S.W. by Mrs. Phillip Lewis on the south & by John O’Neil on the north. I do also bequate to my son John Lewis, half my back land, to the south west of the old main road, that is to say my son John Lewis is to have the south portion, bounded as follows on the N.E. by the old main road South west by the mountain, on the south E. by Neil’s road, and the N. West by the aforesaid Mrs. Phillip Lewis. I do also bear in mind that I have given to my son John Lewis a portion of Mrs. Phillip Lewis’s land to build his house on, and I do wish my son John to have and to hold that, the land his house is build upon not to be put in the division when shairing of the land will take place. If land is required by Mrs. Phillip Lewis my son John Lewis will give Mrs. Phillip Lewis so much land of his share out of his back land and lastly I do appoint to be my executor of my last will and testament of Holyrood namely Mr. R. O’Dwyer JP to be Executor for my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this 18 day of January in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and four. Signed Sealed and Delivered by the said Phillip Lewis as his last will and testament in the presence of us and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as follows Phillip Lewis his X mark Witnesses Wm. Maher Philip O’Neill Richard Dwyer J.P.
Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the margin of this will)