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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
Hannah Bradbury

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Hannah Bradbury
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 507 probate year 1847

In re Hannah Bradbury      deceased.

In the name of God. Amen. I Hannah Bradbury, at present of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Widow, but late of Torbay in the Island aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do this thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and forty six make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following, First I desire to be decently interred without any funeral pomp and with as little expense as possible and I give and bequeath to my youngest grand daughter Hannah Chancey, daughter of Lionel T.R. Chancey and Sarah Chancey for her own separate use and behoof one bedstead, one bed and bedding. I also give and bequeath to Sarah, wife of the said Lionel T.R. Chancey one feather bed for her own separate and absolute use and I also give and bequeath to Sarah Chancey wife of the said Lionel T.R. Chancey and her children after payment of my funeral expenses and just debts the whole of the crop or remaining part thereof of whatsoever nature or kind now growing and being on my premises at Torbay in the Island aforesaid my right and title to the same being devised to me by the last will and testament of my late husband Jonathan Bradbury, and further it is my desire that no part or portion of the said crop shall be subject to the debts of the husband of my said daughter Sarah Chancey, and I do hereby make ordain and appoint Thomas Knight sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and subscribed my hand and seal at Saint John's aforesaid the day and year first above written. Hannah her X mark Bradbury (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Hannah Bradbury as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, (being first read and explained) M. Rice,   John W. Chancey.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Hannah Bradbury from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 46 to 49 probate year 1847.

In the name of God ~ Amen - I Hannah Bradbury, at present of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland, Widow, but late of Torbay in the island aforesaid being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality Do this thirtieth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty six make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following; That is to say. First I desire to be decently interred without any funeral pomp and with as little expense as possible, and I give and bequeath to my youngest granddaughter Hannah Chancey, daughter of Lionel T.R. Chancey and Sarah Chancey for her own separate use and behoof one Bedstead, one Bed and Bedding. I also give and bequeath to Sarah, wife of the said Lionel T.R. Chancey one feather bed for her own seperate and absolute use: and also I give and bequeath to Sarah Chancey wife of the said Lionel T.R. Chancey and her children after payment of my funeral expences and just debts the whole of the crop or remaining part thereof of whatsoever nature or kind now growing and being on my premises at Torbay in the Island aforesaid my right and title to the same being devised to me by the last Will and Testament of my late husband Jonathan Bradbury, and further it is my desire that no part or portion of the said crop, shall be subject to the debts of the husband of my said daughter Sarah Chancey ~ And I do hereby make ordain and appoint Thomas Knight sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set and subscribed my hand and seal at Saint Johns aforesaid the day and year first above written. Hannah Bradbury her X mark L.S.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatrix Hannah Bradbury as and for her last will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, (being first read and explained) Mr. U. Rice,   John W. Chancey.

In the Supreme Court Newfoundland
John W. Chancey of Saint Johns in the Central District Carpenter, one of the subscribing witnesses to the execution of the within Will maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see the Testatrix therein named Hannah Bradbury duly sign (by making her mark thereto) seal, publish and declare the same to be her true last Will and Testament in the presence as well of this Deponent as of Mr Rice the other subscribing Witness. And this deponent further saith that the said Will was distinctly read over to and fully understood by the said Testatrix. And this deponent lastly saith that the said Testatrix at the time of so publishing her said will was of sound and disposing mind and memory to the best of deponents judgment and belief. John W. Chancey
Sworn before me at Saint Johns this 16th day of February A.D. 1847.
Geo. Anderson
Comm of Affts.

 

 

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 Benoit (August 8, 2002)

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