Richard Hearn deceased.
In the name of God, Amen. I, Richard Hearn, of Colliers C.B. in the District of
Harbor Main, Licensed Publican, in perfect memory and recollection, [God be
praised] do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form
following, that is to say:
First. I give and bequeath unto my eldest son, James Hearn, all the land and
property situate at Riverhead of Colliers aforesaid, to which I shall be
entitled at the time of my decease.
Secondly. I give and bequeath unto my lawful wife, Elizabeth Hearn, all the land
and property left me by my father James Hearn at the time of his decease and to
which I shall be entitled at the time of my death, together with the parlor end
of my house, my bed-room, cows and sheep.
Thirdly. I give devise and bequeath, unto my son, John Hearn, the remainder of
my dwelling house, reserving the following clause. That each of my daughters,
Elizabeth and Diana shall have free access to her bed-room and to my whole
household until such time as she may be married.
Fourthly. I give and bequeath equal parts of my Stable and outhouses to my
lawful wife, Elizabeth Hearn and my son John Hearn.
Fifthly. I give and bequeath unto my son, John Hearn, all the land to which I
shall be entitled at the time of my death, situate down the Harbor, next to
property owned by Michael Hearn.
Sixthly. I give, devise and bequeath unto my son John Hearn my Caplin boat Seine
and all my fishing gear. My horse, cart, wheels and everything connected
therewith with the reserve that my elder son, James Hearn shall be entitled to
the use of the same whenever he shall require them.
Seventhly. I give and bequeath unto my son, John Hearn my portion of the store
situate nearly opposite my dwelling house and now owned by myself and others
Eightly. I hereby appoint my lawful wife, Elizabeth Hearn, sole executrix of
this my last Will and Testament.
Ninthly. I hereby revoke all former testamentary writings by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed and set at Colliers
aforesaid this eighteenth day of March Anno Domini. One thousand, eight hundred
and ninety-nine. Richard Hearn. Signed and delivered in the presence of us who
at the request of the said Richard Hearn in his sight and presence and in the
presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses this 18th day of
March A.D. 1899 at Colliers aforesaid.
Witnesses. Michael Hearn. William his X mark Castigan.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 28/19
Letter of Adm