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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Anne Mullens



This is the last Will and Testament of ANNE MULLENS, late of WESTERN BAY, Newfoundland, but now of Sturminster Newton Castle in the county of Dorset, WIDOW, made the nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three.

First, I give unto my daughter PHILLIS PERRY, the now wife of NICHOLAS PERRY, now or late of Western Bay in Newfoundland aforesaid, the sum of twenty pounds. I give unto my grandson NICHOLAS PERRY one gold ring. All my wearing apparel both woollens and linnen(?) I give unto my three daughters MARY CURTIS, ANN SNELGROVE and PHILLIS PERRY equally to be divided between them. All the rest and residue of my Estate, Lands and Tenements, Goods, Chattels, ? and personal Estate in England and Newfoundland or elsewhere of what nature or kind soever I hereby give and bequeath unto my son JOHN THACKER, his Heirs, Executors and Administrators forever, and I do hereby nominate, constitute and appoint the said John Thacker sole Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid.

Anne Mullens

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the Testatrix Anne Mullens as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our hands as witnesses.


This Will was proved at London on the twenty eighth Day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty five before the Right Worshipful George ? Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted by the oath of JOHN THACKER, the son of the said Testator and sole Executor named in the said Will, to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods, chattels and credits of the said deceased, having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

Additional Research Notes by Susan Snelgrove, from records located at the Society of Genealogists, London, England

Parish Burial Records:

Ann Mullens buried July 2, 1763

And from Carbonear Plantation Records, Western Bay:

#152 Noah & Nicholas Perry purchased land from Noah Perry in 1786

#153 George Curtis cut land out of the woods in 1799

#162 Noah Perry received land by deed of gift from his father 1760

#171 James Curtis cut land out of the woods in 1789

#191 Joseph Follett purchased land from John Snelgrove in 1799



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (February 29, 2004)

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