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 Thomas Fowlow Senior from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 154-155 probate year 1881
I Thomas Fowlow Senior of Trinity Newfoundland make this my last will and testament by which I disposed of my property as follows,
1st I give and bequeath to each of my daughters Ann, Rachel and Mary, twenty pounds.
2nd- The remainder of what money I possess either in the house, in the hands of Messieurs Walter Grieve and Company Saint Johnís or elsewhere I give and bequeath to my wife for her own use and benefit. I also leave to my wife the cows and other cattle, and the dwelling house I now occupy for her use during her life, but at her death the dwelling house is to revert to my son Robert.
3rd To each of my sons I leave a gun, and to my youngest son Robert I leave my watch.
4th And all the remaining property I may possess at my death say the fishing Room, Fishing boat and small craft, Fishery gear and implements of every kind and all landed property wherever situate I leave to my sons Patrick, Owen and Robert to be equally divided between them, but as regards the division of the fishing room the part assigned to Patrick must include the dwelling house he is now building Robertís part to include the dwelling house I now occupy left to him at my wifeís death as stated above, and I wish Patrick and Robert to give assistance in labor to Owen to build a dwelling house whenever he may require them to do so. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy. Thomas his X mark Fowlow Sen (LS) In presence of us who in presence of each other have witnessed the signing sealing and delivering of this will. A.W. Bremner, Philip J. LeVisconte.