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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jane Smith Brooking



Will of Jane Smith Brooking
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 473 probate year 1920

In re Jane Smith Brooking       deceased

Glovertown Bonavista Bay. Aug. 24th. 1903. I Jane Smith Brooking of the town of Glovertown in the Electoral District of Bonavista in the Colony of Newfoundland declare this to be my last will and testament.

  • First. I give and bequeath to John Whelan Brooking the second son of Robert Stroud Brooking a piece of land five acres in size, bounded on the East by the water's edge on the West by Crown land and on the North and South by land owned by Daniel Burton. The said piece of land here bequeath being a part of the Brooking estate at Glovertown in Bonavista Bay.

  • Second. I give and bequeath to Mary Ann Burton my eldest daughter all clothing with all bedclothing etc. and also the two largest trunks.

  • Third. I give and bequeath to Robert Brooking of Glovertown Bonavista Bay the smallest of the three trunks, also all dishes lamps and other household utensils which may be found.

In witness whereof I Jane Smith Brooking X her mark have hereunto set my hand and seal on this 24th day of August in the year of our Lord 1903. Witnesses A. Janes J. P.   Hugh Miller methodist minister.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 4/20
Kent J.
Adm C.T.A
granted to
Robert Brooking
June 26/20
Estate sworn
at $80.00



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit January 22, 2002

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