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 3 pages 359-360 probate year 1874 No item six was included in this will. It went from five to seven.

Will of Joseph Perry


Catalina Newfoundland 3rd of August 1872. I Joseph Perry of and resident in Catalina being in the fifty-seventh year of age in bad health but of sound mind & memory cause this instrument of writing to be made by Alexander Brenner J.P. with intent and purpose that it be and serve as my last will and testament.

First the house my son Isaac now occupies I give and bequeath to my son Tobias with half the front garden

Second My interest & property in plot of land bequeathed to my wife by her father I with her consent give & bequeath to my son Isaac John.

Third Concerning the house and Room I and my wife now own and occupy I give & bequeath life interest in soley to my beloved wife and on her decease sole right and property in to my two sons Joseph and Benjamin; in case of her contracting marriage she forfeits this bequest in her favour. Half of Lower flake next to Pomerys property I give & bequeath to my son Tobias bequest in favor my wife & sons Joseph & Benjamin notwithstanding.

Fourth Some back grounds proximate to Ashfords property I give and bequeath to my three sons Tobias Joseph & Benjamin share alike.

Fifth. A Piano- musical instrument- I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth.

Seventh & lastly all my other property money goods chattels & effects I give and bequeath to my wife (life interest in) and our surviving three sons and daughter, namely Tobias, Joseph and Benjamin and my daughter Elizabeth the money I have deposited in Union Bank I wish continued there or in other Bank at interest as long as possible necessary & convenient to the interest of these my legatees. Done in Catalina is third day of August A.D. 1872.

Joseph his X mark Perry. We were present & in the presence of each other did see & hear Joseph Perry sign by mark & declare this instrument of writing to be his last will & testament. Alex Bremner J. P. Wiliam Day.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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