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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Edgar


Will of John Edgar
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 110 & 111 probate year 1831.

In re
     John Edgar       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me John Edgar of Greenspond in the Island of Newfoundland, Surgeon, made and published the fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty, being of sound mind memory and understanding, I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Ann Edgar and my friends John Thorne Oakley and George Frampton, all of Greenspond aforesaid, their executors administrators and assigns all my monies of what nature or kind soever, or wheresoever situated, and also all my Houses, Goods, Chattels, Personal Estate and Effects, whatsoever and wheresoever, and of what nature or kind soever, Upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned, concerning the same, that is to say, Upon Trust that they my said Trustees, and the survivors and survivor of them their executors and administrators do and shall pay and devide the same in equal shares and proportions unto my dear wife Ann Edgar and to my dear children, Marie, Benjamin, George, Louisa, Caroline, John and Mary Ann, at such time and times and in such manner, as they my said Trustees shall think fit and proper, for their mutual benefit, comfort and support, (subject to the payment of all my just and lawful debts) And in case of the death of either my said wife, or my said children, then I will and direct that the share of him, her or them so dying, shall be divided amongst the survivors share and share alike, but in the event of either of them so dying, with lawful issue of his her or their body lawfully begotten, then I will and direct that the share of him, her or them so dying, shall be paid to such issue in the same manner, as their deceased parent or parents would have been entitled to respectively.
And I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint my said wife Ann Edgar, and the said John Thorne Oakley and George Frampton, executors and executrix of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my only true last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said John Edgar the testator have to this my last will and testament, contained on one sheet of paper, set my hand and seal, the day and year above written. John Edgar (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Edgar, the testator as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names, as witnesses attesting the due execution hereof. Nathl Allen Costen.    Fredk Jenkins.

Certified Correct,
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 (November 29, 2002)

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