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Part 1- Contributed by Susan Snelgrove
Will of Samuel Jeffers
WILL OF SAMUEL JEFFERS OF FRESHWATER
In the name of God Amen, I SAMUEL JEFFERS of Fresh Water Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being at present confined to my bed in an ill state of health but sound mind and memory and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, and first whenever it shall please God to call me from this Vale of tears. I then bequeath my Soul into the hand of Merciful God who created and redeemed it, and my body I ? to the earth to be therein decently interred in the humble hope of resurrection to Eternal Life, at the last day by the Almighty ? of my Glorious Redeemer Jesus Christ my Lord. In whom I believe, whom I love, and will forever Adore, Amen. And as for the temporal goods which it has pleased God to commit to my charge I leave and bequeath in manner following. Viz It is my Will and desire to give as? to my two sons FRANCIS and JOSEPH their heirs, administrators or assigns forever, all that fishing room and plantation in my possession situate in Fresh Water bounded on ? JONATHON MOORS, on the East by GEORGE DAVIS, on the ? by the woods and on the South by the Sea, together with ? house, stables, and all belonging to or in any wise app? said premises. It is further my will and desire to give ? to my sons FRANCIS and JOSEPH, their heirs administrators, assigns all that fishing room and piece or parcel of ? situate in Fresh Water aforesaid bounded on the West by JONATHON MOORS NOEL, on the East by WILLIAM HA[?] North by the Woods, and on the South by the Sea together [?] cows, and appurtenances belonging to or in any wise appertaining to have and to hold the same to them and their heirs administrators or assigns for ever, and I do hereby constitute and ? JOSEPH H. PARSONS and PHILIP VATCHER of the same place ? to this my last Will and Testament, and do hereby ? make null and void all other Wills and Testaments hereby made by me or bearing any name and do pronounce this to be my only true last Will and testament. Given under my hand and Seal in Fresh Water ? Bay in the Island of Newfoundland aforesaid this ...... [top line of next page cut off in photocopy, then] hundred and fifty seven.
SAMUEL JEFFERS x his mark
In the presence of us JOSEPH H. PARSONS, PHILIP VATCHER.
This Deponent JOSEPH H. PARSONS of Fresh Water Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Schoolmaster a subscribing witness to the annexed Will maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see SAMUEL JEFFERS testator in the annexed Will named duly sign by putting his mark thereto seal publish and declare the same to be his last Will & Testament in the presence as well of this Deponent as of PHILIP VATCHER the other subscribing witness to the same, and this Deponent further saith that the said Testator at the time of publishing this Will was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of this Deponents knowledge and belief. JOSEPH PARSONS
Sworn to before me this Sixth day of December A.D. 1862
I hereby certify that the execution of the Will of which the foregoing is a true copy by SAMUEL JEFFERS the Testator, [?] thereto was proved before me as a Commissioner of Affidavits Supreme Court by JOSEPH H. PARSONS one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the same on the sixth day of December AD 1862 a true and correct copy of the same and of the Affidavit of proof thereof is hereby duly Registered by me this day.
No 16 Given under my Hand this tenth day of [?] AD Eighteen hundred and sixty three 1862.
Transcriber's note: the written date is 1863 and the numbered date is 1862, which is in conflict.
Signed [?ms] [?] EMERSONE Registrar
Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project
Will of Samuel Jeffers
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
Part 1 - Transcribed by Susan Snelgrove, Uxbridge, ON December 31, 2001
Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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