Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 478  probate year 1908

Will of Thomas Cotter

In re     Thomas Cotter     deceased.

    In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Cotter of Bay de Verde Newfoundland fisherman being of sound mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of life and certainty of death do make and appoint this my last will and testament in manner following viz. I give and bequeath to my son James Cotter all my property situate at Bay de Verde namely Dwelling house and half the Store now occupied by Edward and myself and one third of the Stage now occupied by Michael Hurly Edward Cotter and myself. And the flake or flakes now occupied by myself also all my fishing material such as nets puncheons &c. A home for my wife Mary Cotter unless she should change her name. Signed after having being carefully read over in the presence of. (sgd) Thomas his x mark Cotter witness Thomas his x mark North Sr.     John Hennebury     Thomas Moore of Andrew. Dated at Bay-de-Verde Newfoundland this 20th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 13/08
Johnson J.
adm C.t.a.
granted to
R.C. Smith
at $550.00

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