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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (C)
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Will of Anne Campbell
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 476 & 477 probate year 1845.
This name is spelled Anne and Ann in the will book and Anne in the will index, Campbell and Cambell in the will book and Campbell in the will index.
Anne Campbell deceased.
In the name of God Amen, I Ann Campbell of Saint John's Newfoundland being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be burried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executor nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God And as touching such worldly estate werewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following maner and form
First I give and bequeath to William and Rachel Cambell my well beloved son and daughter all the house & kitchen garden I now occupy equally to be divided between them Also to my well beloved daughter Rachel all my household furniture Also to Daniel, Michael, John & Ann Cambell my well beloved sons and daughter I give and bequeath the potato garden now occupied by me equally to be divided between them I likewise constitute make & ordain the sole executors of this my last will & testament all & singular my lands messuages and tenements by him and her freely to be possessed and enjoyed And I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other form or testaments wills, legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will & testament.
In witness wereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Ann her x mark Cambell (LS)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Ann Cambell as her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names. George his x mark Hutchings. David Rogers. John Bulley.
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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