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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Abraham Akerman


Will of Abraham Akerman
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 455 probate year 1844

In re
      Abraham Akerman deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Abraham Akerman of Newfoundland Fisherman do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say that I recommend my soul into the hands of the Almighty God who gave it me    first I give and bequit to John son of Joseph and Elizabeth Akerman my bed and bedding and gun     I likewise give to John Squire my nephew five pounds     I likewise give to Abraham son of John and Hannah Squire a piece of ground situated before John Edmond's house     I give and bequeath to Joseph Akerman my son all the remainder of my ground with houses and cattle with all my wearing apparrell     I like wise give to Thomas Randell Mifflen the sum of six pounds to see me buried in a plain and decent manner     I likewise give to John son of John and Jane Laurence the sum of four pounds     and the remainder of my money I give to my son Joseph Watterman Akerman     I desire likewise Thomas Randell Mifflen of Bonavista to and for a grave stone for me my wife and son     I do make and appoint Thomas Randell Mifflen of Bonavista my sole executor.     I desire Joseph Watterman Akerman if there is two cows living at my death to give John Squire a heifer calf. Witness, Richard his x mark Tilley     George his x mark Reder, December 11th 1841.
I Abraham Akerman do give and bequeath to John Akerman a piece of ground to the eastward of the Church yard     I do give to Abraham Squires son of John Squires a small meadow formerly belonging to William Grening     I do likewise give to John Squires my mare and he is to give Joseph Akerman one colt out of the mare I do likewise give to John Squires one Coating jacket one pair of moleskin trousers two pots according to Joseph Akerman's disposal I do likewise give to Abraham Squires son of John Squires one blue cloth jacket. Bonavista December 26th 1843. Witness, Thomas R. Mifflen.

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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