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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills


Will of John Nippard
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 265-266 probate year 1872

In re
     John Nippard deceased.

Hare Bay Newfoundland November 25th 1871.     This is the last will and testament of John Nippard of Hare Bay, Fogo, Newfoundland, Planter.     I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Nippard while she remains unmarried my dwelling house in Hare Bay Harbor together with all the furniture therein contained and after the death of my said wife Mary Nippard I give and bequeath the said dwelling house together with the fishing room on which said dwelling house is situate with all the gardens and outhouses on said room, one half to my son Richard Nippard and the other half to my son Thomas Nippard, together with all my boats and nets employed in the fishery share and share alike

I give and bequeath to my son James Nippard my fishing room at Fox Head Cove with all the gardens and other property thereon.     I give and bequeath to my said wife Mary Nippard providing she remains unmarried Thirty pounds Newfoundland currency, and I further give and bequeath to my children hereinafter named the following sums of money that is
to say to my eldest son Richard Nippard, thirty pounds Newfoundland currency,
to my son Thomas Nippard thirty pounds,
to my son James Nippard thirty pounds,
to my daughter Jane Nippard thirty pounds
to my daughter Harriet Nippard thirty pounds
to my daughter Fanny Nippard thirty pounds and
to my daughter Susannah Nippard thirty pounds all of Newfoundland currency.
And it is my will that all of the above named monies remain at interest in the Newfoundland Savings Bank and is further my will that the said monies shall remain in said Savings Bank Saint John’s for a term of fifteen years and during that time if any of my daughters shall get married her portion or share of such money shall not exceed fifteen pounds Newfoundland currency the remaining part to go back to my wife and other unmarried daughters share and share alike. I appoint the Reverend C. Meek of Fogo and Hay Findlater Esq. J.P. to be executors of this my will.

John his X mark Nippard.     Signed by Hay Findlater J.P. Fogo as the last will and testament of the said testator, in his presence and by his direction in the presence of us, present at the same time, who, at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses,
Hay Findlater, J.P. witness,     William Sims, witness.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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