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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jane Mooring or Moran


Will of Jane Mooring
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 425 & 426 probate year 1843.
(This name is spelled Mooring and Moran in the will, and Mooring or Moran in the will index.)

In re
     Jane Mooring or Moran       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Jane Mooring of Black Head being now in ill state of health of body but of sound disposing mind and understanding and not knowing how soon it may please Almighty God to take me by death, do make this my last will and testament in form and manner following,
First I give and bequeath my fishing room in black Head and which I have possessed twenty seven years from my mother whom I maintained entirely for twenty one years previously to my three sons Nicholas, John & Joseph to be equally divided between them Joseph to possess that part as his which he has hitherto occupied provided that each of said sons do live upon it & occupy it other ways his or their part of said fishing room shall devolve to the occupancy of said son Joseph; and further neither of said sons shall at any time sell or hire to any one his part of said room or put any one to occupy it save himself only The said fishing room being bounded on the north by late Henry Moors fishing room and on the south by the Fishing room belonging to Benjamin Mulley;
2dly My meadow ground and potato ground and also what is called the calf's penn, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph and in case of his brother Nicholas coming to live on the room said Joseph shall give him of said ground for his (Nicholas own use) as he (Joseph) shall think he requires.
3dly My two Kitchen gardens I give & bequeath the larger one to my son Joseph and the smaller one to my said son Nicholas if he wants himself to occupy it, other ways it shall devolve to Joseph.
4th, Further, I give and bequeath to my said son Joseph the old dwelling house and the out Houses adjoining.
5. Further I give and bequeath to my said three sons all the new ground (so called) situated beyond the New Road save & except the Potato ground that is cleared & the small piece of meadow ground adjoining both of which is at the said new ground and which is to be the sole property of son Joseph, the said new ground to be divided equally between my said three sons in case they each occupy it, but if either or both of Nicholas or John declining to occupy it his or their part shall revert to the occupancy of their brother Joseph.
8thly All my household goods and furniture I give & bequeath to my son Joseph.
Lastly I hereby nominate & appoint my son Joseph and my friend John Baggs to be executors of this my last will & testament hoping that they carry into effect my will & desire herein expressed. Jane her x mark Mooring (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Butt.     J. Curtis, Black Head     30th March 1842.

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 14, 2003)

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