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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Oliver Normore
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 116 & 117 probate year 1831.
Oliver Normore deceased.
In the name of God Amen I Oliver Normore of Adams Cove in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being weak in body but of sound mind and memory blessed be God do this seventeenth day of November Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine make and publish this my last will and testament in manner following
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto Oliver Bennett son of Catherine Bennett of the Island of Great Bell Isle in Conception Bay all my right title and interest to that piece of land situate on the said Island of Bell Isle and known by the name of upalong Shore, also my part of the pond Island meadow with the house and Room and in the event of the demise of the said Oliver Bennett the said property to revert to Catherine Bennett and her heirs.
I give and bequeath to Solomon Normore son of Robert Normore on the said Island of Bellisle half of the potato ground near the old Cellar and all the old potato ground.
Item I give and bequeath to Henry Normore and his heirs the whole of the Gull Island Meadow.
Item I give my bed bedding and bedstead to Catherine Bennett.
Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Holmes relict of the late Philip Holmes of Adams Cove my half of my skiff and capeleen seine also my trunk, gun, dogirons & Cotterall, and the sum of Three pounds which Luke Foley of Bellisle owes to and is indebted to me.
Item I give and bequeath to John Thistle Hudson my best suit of cloathes.
Item I give and bequeath to my brothers Robert and Henry Normore the remainder of my cloathes to be equally divided between them with the addition to Henry of my best hat
Item I bequeath to Thomas Normore son of Henry my box.
Item I give to Jane Holmes twenty three shillings which Robert Moors of Adams Cove owes me and is indebted to me and I do hereby appoint the Revd Michael Knight and William Stirling M.D. my executors of this my last will and testament to see the same performed according to my true intent and meaning
in testimony whereof I have hereinto set my hand and seall this seventeenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.
Oliver Normore his X mark (LS)
Signed sealed and declared in the presence of us George Vandenhoff. Jno Eales.
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 (November 28, 2002)
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