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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Mercer



Will of Charles Mercer
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 414 probate year 1905

The last will of Charles Mercer late of Bay Roberts Fisherman deceased.

In the name of God Amen I Charles J. Mercer of Saml Bay Roberts being now very weak in body but sound in mind maketh this my last will and Testament that is to say as follows I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Patience Mercer the dwelling house I now occupy with all household effects and surrounding gardens The gardens known as the Hill Garden I give to my sons Charles and Eli. Eli is to have one quarter the remaining three quarters to be Charles. the property at Bears Cove is to equally divided in three parts, between Eli Charles and Nathan Mercer my sons, the place Eli now occupies is to be his, the property at Shears two gardens one on the north side of the road is for Nathan and the garden on the south is to be equally divided between Charles and Eli the out houses and cellar is to be Nathans with dwelling house & effects and surrounding gardens mentioned above after my said wife's Patience Mercer decease. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 22nd day of July A.D. one thousand nine hundred and four. Charles his X mark Mercer (LS) signed sealed and delivered after being read in our presence and in the presence of each other as witnesses Wm. Parsons     WH Geo Purcell.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Charles Mercer deceased.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
March 24/05
Emerson J.
adm. Cta.
granted on
the 31st day
of March AD
1905 to Patience



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 transcribed by Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 19, 2002

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