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Will of George Brown
In the name of God Amen.
I George Brown of the Parish of (Minton ? ) in the county of Dorset but now of Bonavista in the Island of Newfoundland being in health of body & perfect mind & memory do make & assign this my last will and testament.
First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife one third of the interest produced from my money to be placed out at interest which money is invested for the good of the surviving branches of my family.
Second I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved father William Brown and Margaret and Ann Brown my two dearly beloved sisters the other two thirds of the interest of my aforesaid money to be equally divided between them and at the expiration of my father his part to go to my beloved brothers James and Francis for ever, and I do here bye appoint my friend Gerrard Ford of Bonavista in the Island of Newfoundland and John Bristow of the town & county of Poole my sole executers of this my last will and testament.
In witness I have set my hand and seal this 18 day of July in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen in the ----- year of our present Majesties reign.
George Brown ( seal in this location appears to be a 8 surrounded by a diamond shape )
Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of -------------?----------------------?
Recorded at the request of George Brown on the 18 day of July 1814 by me Gerrard Ford , Surrogate & Magistrate
This will, which I transcribed in 1986, is recorded in a old Bonavista Court record book held at PANL in St. John’s.
This George Brown sold his business interests in Bonavista and retired to Poole Devon.
George Brown died in Poole on Feb 20, 1820 from consumption at the age of 48 years.
His sister Ann Brown married Samuel Mifflin.
George Brown married Elizabeth Shearing in Bonavista on April 17, 1814
Page Transcribed by Keith Brown (1986)
Page Last Updated February 20, 2013 (Craig Peterman)
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