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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Primmer



Will of James Primmer
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 516 probate year 1920

In re James Primmer       deceased

I James Primmer, of Black Island Notre Dame Bay in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, realizing the uncertainty of life and being of sound mind and memory, to make this my last will and testament, in the following manner, that is to say:-

  1. I give and bequeath unto my wife Susan Primmer the sum of one hundred dollars
  2. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Beatrice Potter the sum of one hundred dollars.
  3. I give and devise unto my son Robert Primmer now residing at Boston USA one of my Cod-traps, that is if he [Robert] should return to Newfoundland and require it for fishing purposes. In the meantime my son James Primmer is to have the use of it if he so requires
  4. I give devise and bequeath unto my son James Primmer all my property not otherwise disposed of unto my son James Primmer said property consisting of lands, houses, water-side premises and fishing-gear Also my money I may die possessed of whether in my house or in the Bank or elsewhere.
  5. Whereas I did in section 1 give and devise unto my wife Susan Primmer the sum of one hundred dollars I do now increase that amount to two hundred dollars [$200] and allow her out of said two hundred dollars a yearly sum of twenty-five dollars [$25] until the said sum and interest thereon is expended, but should she die before the said amount of two hundred dollars is expended then the remainder is to go to my son James Primmer for his sole use and benefit. All the rest residue and remainder of my property real and personal I give devise and bequeath unto my son James Primmer.

Lastly I hereby appoint and constitute Charles White N.P. of Twillingate my Executor, and hereby revoke all other wills by me made. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 27th day of Sept. 1913 A.D.     James Primmer   Signed in the presence of George Guy   Reginald C. White   Charles White

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept. 14/20
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
to Charles White
Sept. 14/20
Estate sworn
at $1500.00



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

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 by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 18, 2002

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