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Records of the Prerogative Court
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WILL OF WILLIAM BROWN OF BONAVISTA - 1759
Greens Pond October the 27th 1759
This is my last will and desire that after my death that Sarah KING and
her children shall have all the money that I do leave behind me in this
world as for
Witness my hand and mark
X William BROWN
And witness my mark
X John HOUARD
And Witness my hand William CHALK.
On the sixteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven
hundred and seventy six administration with the will annexed of all and
singular the goods chattels and credits of William Brown late of Bonavista
Bay in the Island of Newfoundland deceased was granted to Moses KITTIER
the lawful attorney of Sarah KING wife of Joseph KING one of universal
legatees named in the said will for that no executors is named therein for
the use and benefit of the said Sarah KING now residing at Bonavista Bay
aforesaid having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.
Additional Research Notes by Thomas Cole
The said will was proved in Canterbury Court indicating that BROWN had
'bona notabilia' (goods worth mentioning) in two dioceses. Since Sarah
KING chose Moses KITTIER as attorney we can be sure that William BROWN had
had money in Ringwood, Hants. Moses KITTIER was a brewer in Ringwood,
Hants - his son William KITTIER was in the Newfoundland trade out of Poole
- so presumably they're all from that area. William CHALK is the only one
therein who signs his name without making a mark.
William Brown 1735 s/o James.
Sarah Brown 1737 d/o James.
William CHALK 1730 s/o William.
|Note: 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 & Transcribed by Thomas Cole
Page Revised by Craig Peterman (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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