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 John Smith from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 280-281 probate year 1914
In re JOHN SMITH deceased.
I John Smith residing at Fogo, being in good health and of a sound mind but mindful of the uncertainty of life, do make this my last will and testament.
1. I bequeath one half of my dwelling house to my wife Elizabeth Anna Smith and the other half to my daughter Eliza Smith. My wife to have the first choice. At the death of my wife the whole house shall become the property of my daughter Eliza Smith.
II. I bequeath one half of my household furniture to my wife Elizabeth Anna Smith & the other half to my daughter Eliza Smith.
III. My wife & daughter shall have the joint use of store house & other property not specified
IV. I leave whatever money I may die possessed of to my daughter Eliza Smith.
V. Should my wife die before me, I leave everything that I may die possessed of to my daughter Eliza Smith
VI. I appoint Walter Card and George Bignall both of Fogo to be the executors of this my will & testament. Witness my hand this eighth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ninety. John Smith. Signed by the said John Smith, the testator, in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses Chas. Laddington. Henry J. Earle.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
& Geo. Bignall
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