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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Miles



Will of James Miles
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 111 & 112 probate year 1913

In re James Miles      deceased.

This is the last will & Testament of James Miles of Boxey Fortune Bay Newfoundland I hereby will & bequeath in trust to my wife Emma Miles my house for her use absolutely during her life.       her death the said house to go to my son Morgan Foote, if he be then living, otherwise to my son Samuel James if he be then living, otherwise to my son John Henry to have & to hold absolutely for ever I also give & bequeath to my wife Emma Miles one cow. To my son Morgan Foote I give & bequeath absolutely all my land cattle & Estate real & personal except such as portions as I have otherwise provided for under this will. To my son John Henry I give & bequeath Two sheep and one Calf and sufficient land to build a house upon and to provide him with a garden equal in size to those held by his brothers. To my son John I give & bequeath half an acre of land situated in the north west corner of my land. To my son Samuel James & to my daughter Kenzia. I will & bequeath half an acre of land each on the south portion of my land To my sons George. Thomas. & William Charles and to my daughter Charlotte I give & bequeath the land which they each now holds & upon which they live
Witness my hand this First day of April 1903. - James his X mark Miles -
The said James Miles set his mark to his name on this will in our presence this first day of April 1903. Ernest G. Greenham Incumbent of Hr. Breton     Isaac Strowbridge School Master Boxey.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 9/13
Adm. C.t.a.
Oct. 10/13
to Morgan
F. Miles
Jesse Miles
Jas. Dyott(?)
sworn at



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 Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 11, 2002

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