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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Fewer


Will of James Fewer
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 89 & 90 probate year 1830.

In the Estate of
     James Fewer       deceased.

In the name of God Amen the thirty first day of December 1828. I James Fewer resident in Admirals Cove Fermeuse being very weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to God. Therefore calling to 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 & recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be burried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
First, I give and bequeath to James FitzGerald the use and benefit of my holding in the above mentiond place during my life time namely a dwelling house and garden on condition that the said James FitzGerald will uphold my during my life time as aforesaid and after my death and burial the said James FitzGerald is to possess and enjoy the said holding for ever the said James FitzGerald paying my burial Expenses as also my lawful & just debts due to my creditors namely John Power Seven pounds and Mr. Thos. Congdon Five pounds or thereabouts
Secondly, that the said James FitzGerd do get five Masses said for the soul of Patrick Power deceased Native Bally Nunah and three Masses for the soul of Mathw Keho
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. James Fewer his mark x and seal
Signd Sealed and deliverd in the presence of us John White   Lauce O'Neil.

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 21, 2002)

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