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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Rebecca Fry


Will of Rebekah Fry
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 6 & 7 probate year 1850.
This name is spelled Rebecca & Rebekah in the will, and Rebecca in the will index.

In re
     Rebecca Fry       deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I Rebekah Fry widow of the late Francis Fry of Portugal Cove Planter have and by these presents do make and appoint my grandson Nathan Churchill to be my lawful agent to manage and receive all rents or any debts due to me or that may become due to me from the estate of my late husband, viz. a Fishing Room held under Grant from Government described in the said grant, a piece of ground in front of the school, and a piece on the east of the road leading to St. John's bounded on the west by a piece of ground in the possession of the Lord Bishop of Newfoundland, the said Nathan Churchill is hereby authorised to receive all rents of the same for me during my lifetime, and after it shall please God to take me out of this world it is my particular will & wish that the said property shall be given to the said Nathan Churchill & his heirs (if he the said Nathan Churchill shall be alive at that time) if not the said property shall be given to my daughter Ann Fry during her lifetime then to return to the heirs of the said Nathan Churchill.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal at Portugal Cove in the Island of Newfoundland this sixteenth day of August 1850. Rebekah her X mark Fry (LS) In the presence of    Jno M. Maddock,    Rebecca King.

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 (December 14, 2002)

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