Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of William Morgan from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 265-266 probate year 1883
William Morgan deceased.
In the name of the Father Son and Holy Ghost Amen. I William Morgan Fisherman and Farmer of Hopewell South Shore Conception Bay, do make this for my last will and testament. First I give and bequeath unto my son William Morgan a piece of land bounded on the north by the water (sea) on the south by the Main Road, on the east by Joseph Morgan and on the west by Isaac Dawe, together with my dwelling house, stable, cellar and garden implements. Secondly, I give and bequeath a piece of cleared land on the inside of the Main Road, bounded on the west by Jacob Warford and on the east by Joseph Morgan and the local road and on the north by George Daw on the south by Isaac Warford to my son William Morgan. Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto my sons Charles Morgan, Robert Morgan and William Morgan the piece of Marsh land, between land belonging to Isaac Daw on the west and Joseph Morgan on the east, main line on the south and land belonging to Charles Morgan to be equally shared between them and fourthly, all my uncleared land at the back I give to my three sons Charles Morgan, Robert Morgan and William Morgan to be equally divided between them share and share alike. Witness my hand and seal this twenty first day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty William his X mark Morgan (LS) Sealed, signed & pronounced by me William Morgan in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have witnessed his mark he being unable to write the aforesaid will having been read to him we have hereunto signed our names as witnesses Francis F. Furneaux, James his X mark Morgan.