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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Randell
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 77 & 78 probate
In re JOHN RANDELL. DECEASED.
In the name of God Amen I Capt John Randell of Port Rexton
in Trinity Bay planter being weak of body but being sound of mind
and memory beheld by God for all his mercies; and being mindful of
my latter end I make this my last will and testament hereby revoking
all former wills by me
- FIRST I bequeath my soul into the hands of the Almighty and pray
that he will deal mercifully with it.
- SECONDLY I give and bequeath to Egbert my son and May my
daughter after the mother decease my dwelling house outhouses cellar
and garden and Office but nothing to be sold out of the family after
- THIRDLY I give and bequeath to my grandson Robert John piece
of land between William Barbers and the road. The remainder of my
land is to go to my three sons Isaac Robert John Thomas and Egbert.
The piece of culavet land between the station and the upper road
the piece of unculaveted between vivens and the station The square
of land between Polly Walters brook and the ridge inside the L.O.A.
Hall One third of mosey ridge garden by the school Twenty one feet
of water side from road going down to the dock to the water side
If ever the land wanted to be parted I want my son Isaac Robert trustee
to see it done If ever my daughter Mrs. Sheers wanted to build
a house my sons might allow her a place to build
I make my son Isaac Robert full trustee for what money I have
including my Masonic Insurance he is to give over to the mother One
and thirty dollars a year and after her death
whatever is left is to be shared between the four daughters Mrs.
Annie Hoder Mrs. Kate Sheers Mrs. Editha Martha Cooper and Mary
P. Randell My carrage and Harnest I give to my nephew Samuel
Randell The gun that Mrs. Long got belong to me is to be brought
home and sold JOHN RANDELL
Signed sealed and delivered as the last will
and testament of Capt John Randell in presence of Albert
E. Butler June 9th 1920 in his presence and in the
presence of each other;
We hereby witness the signature of Capt John Randell to this
his last Will and Testament, and at his special request have made
the erasure of the words "and thirty" in the fourth
line from the top of this page; thus making the sentence to run one
hundred dollars a year, and the same has been read over to the said Capt
John Randell, and has been approved by him.
C. Trelawney Fitzgerald M. D. Joseph
J. Day A. E. Butler Port Rexton.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 23/21
Horwood C. J.
to Isaac Robert
Randell. Aug 25/21
|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 and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 16, 2002
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