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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Marshall


Prerogative Court of Canterbury




In the name of God Amen. I, JOHN MARSHALL OF ST. JOHNS NEWFOUNDLAND, being sick and weak and knowing the uncertainty of this Transitory Life and that it is appointed for all men once to dye hopeing and assuredly believing that by the Meritts death and passion of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ I shall receive full and free pardon of all my Sins here committed and life everlasting in the Kingdom of Heaven and as touching the disposal of such Worldly Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as follows Impris I give and bequeath unto my DAUGHTER MARY MARSHALL the summe of ffifty pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid at twelve months after my decease by my SON PHILLIP MARSHALL whom I make and ordaine to be my Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. All the rest and residue of my Plantations with all appurtenances belonging thereto as likewise all my Goods and Chattells whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my SON PHILLIP MARSHALL whom I ordain my whole and sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament revokeing all former Wills made by me heretofore note my will and minds is that my SON PHILLIP MARSHALL shall pay all my Debts that are due any person or persons whatsoever. Wittness my hand this thirteenth day of Sept in the Third year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the Grace of God of Great Britain King Defender of the Ffaith anno domini 1717. the mark of JOHN MARSHALL. Sealed signed and delivered in the presence of us (no Stamps to be gotten).




St. John's Febr. The 4th 1717

These are to certifye whom it may concern that this is the Original Will of Mr. JOHN MARSHAL deceas'd given under my hand upon proof

CHAS DAVIS, Chaplaine of St. Johns Newfoundland

PROBATUM, words follow in Latin (untranscribed).



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 Susan Snelgrove, Uxbridge, ON February 26, 2005

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

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