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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Janes Sr.


Will of George Janes Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 390 & 391 probate year 1842

In re
     George Janes Sr.       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I George Janes Senior, Broad Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Planter, being of sound mind and memory hereby revoking and disannulling all former wills and testaments by me either really or pretendedly made & do make this my last will & testament in manner & form following, viz.
First I give to George Janes my nephew and his heirs for ever all my potato garden also a piece of land adjoining the said potato garden not enclosed also a piece of land not yet cleared under same fence with the said potato garden.
Secondly I bequeath to William Janes my nephew and his heirs forever my store my meadow call'd the calfs pen & my fishing room & cellar I leave to the said George Janes & William Janes & their heirs for ever that is to say half a stage and the flake Room belonging thereto.
Thirdly my bed & bedding I bequeath to the said George Janes my nephew's eldest son.
Fourthly I hereby appoint Edward Janes & Edward King Senior to be executors of this my last will & testament.
Sign'd seald & delivered at Broad Cove this fourteenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty. George Janes his mark x.     Witness William King in the presence of Moses Butt Ser his x mark and William King Senr his x mark, witnesses.

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 (April 14, 2003)

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