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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Brown


Will of James Brown
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 211 & 212 probate year 1918

In re James Brown       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Brown [of James] of Bonavista in the District of Bonavista Newfoundland. I give and devise to my beloved wife Eliza Brown my house and all its contents, including furniture. Also all my lands with cattle and buildings thereupon to be hers and her heirs forever, with the following exception viz that the fishing room below the main street, on which are flakes and stores, i.e. if in her possession at time of her decease, becomes the property of my two nephews James & Silas Brown. I do hereby appoint my beloved wife Eliza Brown my sole executrix. In witness whereof I hereby have signed my hand to this document this 21st day of April 1906 - James Brown - signed in presence of us as witnesses, Thomas G. Ford     George M. Brown

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct 11/18
Oct 15/18
to Eliza
sworn at



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 and Eric Weller

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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