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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Bickford Jackson


Will of William Bickford Jackson
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 579 probate year 1849

In re
     William Bickford Jackson       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me William Bickford Jackson of Southmolton in the County of Devon, Esquire, I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Caroline Jackson all my messuages plantations fisheries tenements lands estates and premises situate lying and being at Trepassey, Biscay Bay, Portugal Cove Saint Mary's or elsewhere in the Island of Newfoundland And also all other my real leasehold and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances To hold the same unto my said daughter Caroline Jackson her heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely according to the nature and quality thereof respectively And I appoint my said daughter sole executrix of this my last will and testament And lastly I give and devise all the real estate vested in me as mortgagee or trustee unto my said daughter Caroline Jackson her heirs or assigns subject to the equities and trusts affecting the same respectively,
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the twentieth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty, W.B. Jackson.
Signed by the said William Bickford Jackson the testator in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Russell M. Riccard.     William Frayne.

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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 13, 2003)

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