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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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James Randell Mifflen
Will of James Randell Mifflen
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 489 probate year 1905
In re the Estate of James Randell Mifflen deceased
The last will and testament of James Randell Mifflen
- I James Randell Mifflen, of Bonavista, give devise and bequeath to my son William R. Mifflen that portion of land, known as cellar garden, and bounded on the north by widow Goodlands meadow now Head Con(?) Baileys, on the south by Road leading up to Connells(?) Bridge, on the east by Connells Lane & on the west by late John Goodlands property.
- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Mifflen that portion of land on Coster Street & known as Upper Garden and bounded on the north by Gasters Street on the south by Connels Brook on the east by lane from Connels Brook & on the west by Samson Mifflens garden.
- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Mifflen all my part of the big meadow bounded on the north by Samson Mifflen meadow on the south by road between gardens on the east by Jane Bells garden John Mifflens meadow & Samson Mifflens & on the east by Samson Mifflens meadow
- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Catherine Mifflen that portion of ground known as the Cabbage garden and bounded on the north by part of the big meadow bounded by (???) Mifflins dwelling house last by Samson Mifflins property (??) by (?) Connels
I appoint as my executors John S. Rowsell and Thomas G. Ford both of Bonavista.
Given this 13th day of September in the year of Grace nineteen hundred & one.
James R. Mifflen
witnessed read & signed in the presence of
John S. Rowsell Joseph Squires.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of James R. Mifflen
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
on the 30th day
of May A.D. 1905
to John S.
|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.
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REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 16, 2002
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