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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (G)
Margaret Griffith


Will of Margaret Griffith
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 160 probate year 1833.
This name is spelled Margaret and Margrete in the will and Margrete in the will index.

In re
     Margaret Griffith       deceased.

In the name of God Amen I Margrete Griffith of Carbonear being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God calling into mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, I make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul unto God that gave it, my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in a deacent Christian burial at the discretion of executors not doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, and as for any property I may have in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner.
First I give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Mary my house and plantation until my son John be twenty one years of age and then he is to have the house and one third the plantation namely that part whereon the house stands which is bounded on the north by the main path leading to the woods on the south by the main brook on the east by Edward Spencer on the west by Michael power the part which goes with the house is from the eastern boundaries to the western side of the cellar and from the path to the brook, the second part I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary and the last part which is the western part I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy and Mary is to provide for and support them until they are of age out of the interest of the house and plantation and likewise she is to give Nancy eighteen months schooling from this date.
I acknowledge this to be my last will and testament given under my hand this sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord God one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. Margrete her X mark Griffith.
In the presence of Philip Hickey.   John Griffin.    Robert Harding.

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 (February 17, 2003)

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