Will of James Brown
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 274-275 probate
JAMES BROWN deceased.
1. I James Brown, fisherman
and Inhabitant of Salvage, being of a sound mind and good understanding hereby
declare this to be my last will and testament.
2. I do hereby give and bequeath to my nephew Arthur
Brown, my whole estate,
consisting of gardens and premises on the waterside also nine Salmon nets.
Four Seal Nets, One Mackerel net and one Herring net.
3. I give and bequeath my house, and all of that it contains, furniture etc.
to my adopted daughter Catharine Brown.
4. I give and bequeath Three Salmon Nets to my nephew William
Brown- son of
5. I give and bequeath
to Charlotte Brown, daughter of Arthur and Catharine
Brown the sum of Fifty
dollars which I shall have deposited in the Government Savings Bank in her
name by the Fall of the year. Should death intervene before that time, the
money is to be paid in her name from my own money.
6. And I appoint Edward Oldford,
executor of this, my will. In witness whereof I have subscribed
these presents at Salvage, this fourteenth day of August in the year of our Lord,
one thousand nine hundred and seven, in presence of two witnesses. Signed James
Brown. Signed by the testator as and for his last will
and testament, in presence of us, who at his request, in his presence and in
presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Name George
Fisherman Salvage. Ernest E. Rusted Clerk
in Holy Orders, Salvage
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)