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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Anthony Mugford


Will of Anthony Mugford Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 347 probate year 1840

In re
     Anthony Mugford       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Anthony Mugford Senr of Port de Grave in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament First I give and bequeath to my grandsons William and Anthony Mugford the oldest and youngest son of William Mugford their heirs and assigns all that room or plantation on which I now reside consisting of dwelling house gardens field waste land stage and flakes and every part and parcel thereof on my aforesaid grandson Anthony attaining the full age of twenty one years At that time the whole room is to be equally divided William to have the eastern part and Anthony the western part including the dwelling house. The rents arising from the said Room until the death of my wife Mary Mugford I do give and bequeath unto my said wife and at her decease if the aforesaid grandson Anthony shall not have attained the full age of twenty one years I do order and direct that the said rents shall be received by my son William Mugford for the use of my aforesaid grandsons William and Anthony in such way as he in his judgment shall think fit.
Given under my hand and seal this sixteenth day of October in the year our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five at Port de Grave Newfoundland aforesaid Anthony his x mark and seal Mugford (LS)
Signed and sealed day & place above mentioned in the presence of us and each of us Charles Blackman.    Charles his x mark Butler Junr.

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 (March 18, 2003)

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