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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Green


Will of John Green
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 73 probate year 1829.

In the Estate of
     John Green       deceased.

The last will and testament of John Green Senr of Placentia in the Island of Newfoundland In the name of God Amen I John Green Senr make this my last will and testament. I resign my soul to its Creator, in all humble hope of its futer happiness, as in the disposal of a Being infinitely Good, as to my body my will is that it may be buried near my Brother in Placentia, I hereby make and appoint John Corbin and John Blanch executors of this my last will and testament, I bequeath to my son John Green the part of ye Downs that has been marked out for him with Woody Point and the house and two gardins at Point Verd. I leave to my daughter Maria Green & alias Bradshaw the liberty of cutting two tun of hay on the meadows as it shall be pointed out to her by my son William Green, also the prilivage of as much Ground on the bog as would set six barrels Potatoes and two Cows to be given her next year with the privilege of grassing them on the Commons. I give to my son Robert Green a Cow and a Calf the calf to be given this spring and the cow in the fall following. All the rest of my property in lands and Chattels &c to become the property of William and James Green each one half out of which they are to support their mother during her natural life, and should she leave them they are to allow her twenty pounds a year during her natural life to be given her according as she may want. The Fishing Room to be imployed by John & William and James Green equal alike with the usual liberty for John Corbin to cure his Fish on said Room. This is my last will and testament this 30th day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine
Signed sealed and declared by the testator as his last will and testament in presence of us John Green (LS)   Edward Larkin.   John Blanch.

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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