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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jane Adams


Will of Jane Adams
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 166 & 167 probate year 1833

In re
     Jane Adams       deceased.

This is last will testament and appointment of me Jane Adams Widow of the District of Twillingate in the Island of Newfoundland in which first I give and bequeath my soul unto God who gave it Secondly I give my body to the dust from whence it came and my worldly goods and effects I bequeath in the following manner
First I give and bequeath all the money or monies vested in the hands of Mr. Joseph Bird, Merchant, Sturminster Newton in the County of Dorset England, to be fairly & equally divided and distributed between my son William Adams and my daughter Priscilla Waterman of Twillingate aforesaid.
I likewise give and bequeath all the money or monies now vested in the firm of Messrs. Robt, David & James Slade, Merchants, Poole in the County of Dorset aforesaid to be fairly and equally divided and distributed between my sons Thomas Adams and Stephen Adams and my daughters Jane Young and Mary Langdon all of Twillingate aforesaid.
I likewise give and bequeath to my daughter Priscilla Waterman, my bed, bedding, clothes and all and everything thereunto appertaining.
I also do appoint William Pullin and George Verge Planters of Twillingate aforesaid as executors of this my last will testament and appointment
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of February in the year of our Lord on thousand eight hundred and thirty one. Jane her X mark Adams (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us and of each other on the day month & year above stated. Witness George Verge.   William Davey.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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