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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Mercer



Will of Charles Mercer
from Newfoundland will books vol 1 pages 70 & 71 probate year 1829-1830

In re Charles Mercer       deceased

In the name of God Amen. I Charles Mercer resident in Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland being sound in mind and understanding knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament viz

  • First I resign my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it hoping assuredly it may rise triumphantly at the last and awful day of Resurrection and
  • Secondly I give and bequeath the whole of my worldly property to my wife Charlotte to be possessed by her at my decease to have and to hold the same without molestation of any person and to be disposed of at any period after and at my decease as she may think proper whether money goods chattels or all and every thing now and at my decease possessed by me, giving the whole to her, thus given under my hand at Brigus aforesaid this thirteenth day of March one thousand eight hundred and twenty four.

Charles his X mark Mercer and Seal [LS]    Signed in presence of us    John Gushue.    James N. Hains, Schoolmaster.

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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit March 18, 2002

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