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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jonathan Bradbury Senior


Will of Jonathan Bradbury Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 485 probate year 1846

In re
      Jonathan Bradbury Senior       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Jonathan Bradbury Senior of Torbay in the Island of Newfoundland being at the time weak in body but sound in mind do hereby give & bequeath my houses, land, fishing rooms and all other property I may die possessed of in Torbay aforesaid to my beloved wife Anna Bradbury for her sole use during the term of her natural life and after her decease I do bequeath my fishing room in Greens Cove to my grandsons Jonathan Bradbury and Jacob Bradbury and my fishing room called Tilley's Room to George Bradbury and John Bradbury the sons of my late son John provided that my before mentioned grandsons Jonathan & Jacob shall have the use of Tilley's Room till George & John Bradbury arrive at the age of 21 years And the rest of my property I do hereby will to be divided into four equal portions one for my daughter Ellen Bradbury, another for my daughter Sarah Chancey a third for my grandsons the before mentioned Jonathan and Jacob Bradbury and the fourth share for my before named grandsons George & John, Jonathan & Jacob to have the use of the share bequeathed to George & John till they the said George & John arrive at the age of 21 years. And I do appoint Mr. John Brine Junr of St. John's the sole executor of this my last will & testament,
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal at Torbay aforesaid this fifth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty five. Jonathan his x mark Bradbury (LS)
Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of us, Thomas F.H. Bridge.     Mary her x mark Anthony.

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 (April 26, 2003)

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