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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Mead


Will of James Mead
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 246 probate year 1857

In re
     James Mead      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I James Mead sick of body but strong in faith unto Jesus Christ- I do hereby bequeath unto my children male and female to be equally divided between them all and singular what property I do possess save one third of the Potato ground which is to be given unto my mother whilst she lives to be part of her support and when she dies that one third of potato ground is to be given back again unto my children.     My wife is to have the sole management of all without any controul over her whilst she remains unmarried but if she maries a second time then she looses all right and authority. Given under my hand this 18th day of December in the year of our Lord 1843. James his X mark Mead.
Witness, John Cain, Robert his X mark Sparrow.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 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 (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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