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The Will of James Powell of St. John's - 1783From The Prerogative Court of Canterbury
In the Name of God Amen. I JAMES POWELL residing at ST. JOHNS in the Island of Newfoundland being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind memory and understanding do publish and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all former wills by me ever made and as to whatever personal estate and effects of every nature kind and property soever I may die possessed of after my ffuneral expences are discharged and my lawful debts are paid at the discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned I give and bequeath to my WIFE REBECKAH POWELL and my SON JOHN POWELL to be equally divided between them share and share alike and from the great opinion I ? of the integrity of GEORGE WILLIAMS ESQR. in administering justice on the occasion I do hereby nominate and appoint him the said GEORGE WILLIAMS ESQR to be the sole Executor and Trustee of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal at St. Johns in Newfoundland aforesaid the twenty second day of July in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty three.
Signed and sealed by the above JAMES POWELL in the presence of us
THOMAS SHAW, JOHN JONES
On the twenty ninth day of Month in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty four administration with the will annexed of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of JAMES POWELL late of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland deceased was grated to ROBERT PRINGLE ESQR the lawfull attorney of GEORGE WILLIAMS ESQR the sole Executor named in the said will for his use and benefit now residing at St. Johns aforesaid he having been first sworn duly to administer.
Transcribed by Susan Snelgrove, Uxbridge , ON September 24, 2005
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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