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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Badcock


Will of John Badcock
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 161 probate year 1833

In re
     John Badcock       deceased.

In the name of God Amen I John Badcock of Bay of Roberts Planter being very sick and weak but in my proper senses thanks be to God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament. My worldly goods I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form

  1. I give to my son William Badcock my dwelling house & fishing room & ground at Beachey Cove now rented by Mr. Vey.
  2. I give & bequeth to my grand son John Badcock son of the late Geo. Badcock the fishing room & plantation at Beachey Cove now in the possessed by the widow of the late Geo. Badcock to be put into possession at the age of 18 years of age.
  3. I give & bequeath to my son Josiah Badcock my fishing room I now live on with gardens & meadows.
  4. I give & bequeath to my grandson Solomon Norman the fishing room & plantation (formerly possessed by William Squires).
  5. I give & bequeath to my two daughters Elizabeth & Mary Norman the sum of one hundred pounds sterling each to be paid at Gosse Pack & Fryer.
  6. I give & bequeath to my wife Mary Badcock the sum of two hundred pounds for her own use to be paid at Mr. John Fergus.
  7. I give & bequeath the sum of fifty pounds to my grand son John Badcock the son of the late Geo. Badcock to be paid at Mr. John Fergus.
  8. I give & bequeath to my five grandchildren the sum of ten pounds each to be paid at Gosse Pack & Fryer.
  9. The rest of moneys at Gosse Pack & Fryer & Robinson & Broking Stewart & Rene with the sum of four hundred & fifty two pounds in cash now held in the house to be equally divided between my two sons William & Josiah Badcock.
  10. To fulfil this my last will & testament I appoint George Williams & Josiah Badcock my executrixters.

In witness whereof I have sit my hand and seal this 23 day of January one thousand eight hundred & thirty three in the presence of us who in is presence & in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. John Badcock (LS)   Geo. Williams.   Jesse Hooper.   Edward French.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. 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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 17, 2003)

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