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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Noble


Will of John Noble
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 298 & 299 probate year 1839

In re
     John Noble       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I John Noble of Nippers Harbour within the District of Fogo in the Island of Newfoundland, being of sound mind memory & understanding but considering the uncertainty of human life do make this my last will and testament as follows:
First I give and bequeath to my son William Noble of Nippers Harbour aforesaid my fishing room and all the buildings thereon situate at Nippers Harbour together with all my craft and fishing utensils, which I may be possessed of at the time of my death to be peaceably possessed by him his heirs and executors for ever.
Secondly, And whereas certain sums of money to me belonging are vested in the hand of Messrs. Robert, David and James Slade, Merchants of Poole in Dorsetshire, and of Mr. John Colbourne of Sturminster Newton in the said County as will appear by their respective accounts, reference being had thereto, I give and bequeath the said sums of money and whatever monies I may be possessed of, or have claim to, at the time of my death, be the same more or less in the manner following, that is to say, I give to my daughter Rose, the wife of John Dolling of Nippers Harbor the sum of Forty pounds sterling. And it is my will that the remaining amount of my monies aforementioned and implied, shall be divided equally between my beloved wife Susanna Noble, my sons John Noble, Thomas Noble, William Noble and my daughters Elizabeth Starks, Jane Bower and Mary King share and share alike, to them their executors and assigns. And I do here appoint my son William Noble aforenamed, together with Richard Langdon of Nippers Harbour, and James Rice of Twillingate, executors of this my last will and testament. And I do hereby utterly revoke and disannul all and every former will by me at any time before made ratifying and confirming this, and no other, as my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Nippers Harbour aforesaid this twenty fifth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty four. John his x mark Noble (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered by John Noble aforenamed as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses of the same at Nippers Harbour, this twenty fifth day of June in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty four. Richard Langdon.   Thomas Starks.

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 16, 2003)

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