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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Crockwell



Will of James Crockwell
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 388 probate year 1904

The last will of James Crockwell late of Bay Bulls, Planter, deceased.

The last will of James Crockwell I leave to my son Patrick Crockwell the piece of ground between Patrick Maloney and John Williams on the south side of main road on which his house now stands to neither let mortge or sell. My house stable and yard I leave to my son John Crockwell My bed and chest of drawers to my son James Crockwell I leave to my son John Crockwell the old cow I will leave to my son Patrick Crockwell my big red hefier I leave to my daughter Nora Crockwell the white hefier and my son James the remaining hefiers. The horse and wheeled vehicles with catamarans to be used equally between my three sons. From (?)ken Pit on the lane leading to my house by the Main Road side to a tree in the meadow about one hundred and thirty feet more or less then up the hill for about the same distance across on the back of James Crockwell's ??? down to about half the tansy bed one hundred and thirty feet more or less to the well about the centre of the back of his house to the aspen tree thence to a large rock by the slide path. The remainder of the said meadow belongs to my son James Crockwell. From John Williams ground on South Side of Main road to a drain in the meadow on a line to the bridge of the flake I leave to my son John Crockwell. I leave to my son James Crockwell from John Crockwell's boundary the meadow land on the edge of bank over to the back of the upper store. All my fishing property skiffs and dories trap & moorings and anchors, nets and seines with stage flakes and store to be equally used between my three sons. The things in the store to my son James Crockwell and the board if not wanted for fishing purposes. I leave to my Daughter Nora Crockwell two hundred dollars The remainder of my money after my funeral expenses to be equally divided between my three sons. The ground on each side of my garden road to be equally divided between my three sons. James his X mark Crockwell - John Williams.   Jno H. Williams

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of James Crockwell
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
6 May 1904
Johnson J.
Adm. Cta
granted on the
11th Oct 1904 to
Patk. Crockwell
Hamilton Cook(?)
Patk. Kennedy J.
Est. $4500



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 transcribed by Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 19, 2002

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