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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Boag


Will of James Boag
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 276 probate year 1838

In re
     James Boag       deceased.

The following is a list of the property of Mr. James Boag taken at St. John's Newfoundland 17th day Jany 1838. A piece of ground at Cook's. Two pieces ground on the Barrens purchased from ______ Jordan joint property by deed in the name of Richard Perchard Jr. leased to James Scott for 5 years at six pounds p. annum. A share in the Cotton Mill of Brigus joint property. Two shares in the Commercial Buildings joint property. Interest in the premises now occupied by Perchard & Boag. Household furniture. Half loss and profits on trade untill end of Decr next 1838. Legatee in a house on Dull Rumple St. Greenock, yielding £3 p. annum in joint account with others concerned (apply to Jas. Fisher. I do hereby bequeath and give all these my goods and chattels unto Jane my beloved wife and her children for their sole use and uses, and do authorise Mr. William Firth in conjunction with Mr. George Henry Emerson to act in behalf of my wife and children and to see these things disposed of in a proper manner for the benefit of my wife and children. J. Boag.
Signed this 17th day of January one thousand eight hundred & thirty eight in presence of Joseph Towan.    G. McPherson.

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 (March 13, 2003)

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