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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Hervey Senior


Will of John Hervey Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 249 probate year 1837

In re
     John Hervey Senior       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I John Hervey Senior of Portugal Cove Conception Bay Newfoundland and by occupation Planter & Fisherman being now of ill health and weak in body but of sound mind & understanding do make this as my last will and testament revoking all others.
First I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved son James Hervey my dwelling house & Cabbage Garden Half of Stage & Lower Flake, Store House & all & every of the utensils in & about my fishing room aforesaid situated on Western Point of Portugal Cove & hitherto my sole property.
Secondly I give and bequeath also unto my aforesaid son James all my potato ground & land now under fence situate on Western point aforesaid & hitherto in my possession & my own property.
Thirdly I give also unto my said son James all & every head of Cattle that I have now as my property.
Fourthly I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved grandson William Hervey son of James Hervey the feather bed that is now mine as a token of my love to him
And lastly to my beloved grandchild John son of James Hervey I give and bequeath my watch as a token of my love to him. To each & to all of these sundries I sett my hand in Portugal Cove this second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & thirty two. John his x mark Hervey.    John Curtis, witness.

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 (March 10, 2003)

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