Conception Bay North Region ~ Carbonear District
Carbonear - Will of Robert Howell Senr. (1823)
This will was read, recorded and transcribed by SUSAN SNELGROVE, 2000. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
|Will of Robert Howell Senr.|
In the name of God Amen, I Robert Howell Senr of Carbonear, Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being through the abundant mercy and goodness of God tho’ weak in body yet of a sound mind and memory do constitute this my last Will and Testament and desire it may be received by all and such. My worldly property I give and bequeath as follows.
Item -- I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Snook the spot of ground on which her husband John Snook is now building a house on to be hers as long as she lives (if not altering her name) in case of either it is to fall to my lawfull wife Ann Howell.
Item – I give and bequeath to my lawfull wife Ann Howell the house which I now live in with the adjoining gardens, medows, and waste ground which now belongs to me with all other property I now possess to be hers as long as she lives, then to be disposed of to my four sons by her, the said Ann Howell, just as she may think fit.
I do also hereby constitute and appoint William Willis Bemester and Simon Levi both of England but now residing in Carbonear my true and lawfull Executors desiring them to have this my last Will and Testament fully executed according to my desire.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in Carbonear aforesaid, this seventh day of November, in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
Robert Howell Senr (x my mark)
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John Searle and Simon Levi
I hereby certify that the execution of the will of Robert Howell Senr., deceased, of which the foregoing page two hundred and seventy four contains a true and correct copy, was proved before me by the Oath of Edward Smith Bemister, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, on the nineteenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, and the same is hereby actually registered by me this day.
Given under my hand at the Registrar of Deeds Office, Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, this thirtieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine 1829.
John Stark, Registrar
Real property valued at 150 pounds by executors
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