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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (M)
John Morris


NOTE: This is the will of my 5x great uncle John Morris of Lower Island Cove. Anybody else researching this family, I'd love to hear from you! Susan Snelgrove (listed on contributors' page)

Will of John Morris - Island Cove Dec 4, 1834

Will of John Morris
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 192 & 193 probate year 1834

In re
     John Morris       deceased.

Island Cove, Decr 4th 1834. We the undersigned do certify that we heard John Morris declare this day (he being in dying circumstances but perfectly sensible) that the whole of his property in the event of his decease was to his wife Sarah Morris & his son William Morris & after the decease of his said wife the whole to be his son William's. And that the undersigned Richd Rankin was to be the sole executor of this his last will & testament. John Thompson.   Richd Rankin. I acknowledge the above to be my last will. John his x mark Morris. Witness, James Goppletons. Dec. 5th.

....paper as the last Will and Testament of John Morris was proven before me by the oath of Richard Rankin, subscribing witness thereto on the sixteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, and the same is hereby actually registered by me this day. Sworn under my hand at the Registrar of Deeds Office, Harbor Grace, this seventeenth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and thirty four 1834.
John Stark, Registrar



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.

Contributed by Susan Snelgrove (October 2001) and also by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 9, 2003)

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