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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Gower Rennie


Will of James Gower Rennie
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 325 probate year 1840

In re
     James G. Rennie       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me James Gower Rennie of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant. I give devise and bequeath to my sister Jeannette Emma Rennie and her heirs all my share and interest in that Lot of land in Prince Edward Island known as "Lot Twenty three". I give devise and bequeath to my three brothers David Stuart Rennie, William Frederick Rennie and Robert Rennie and their heirs share and share alike as tenants in common All my other real and personal property in Prince Edward Island. I give devise and bequeath to my said brother William Frederick Rennie (subject to my just debts and funeral expenses) all my real and personal property and estate whatsoever other than that above devised, in Newfoundland and elsewhere, to him his heirs executors and administrators according to the nature of the property and I do appoint my said brother William Frederick Rennie sole executor of this my will. Dated the sixteenth day of August A.D. eighteen hundred & thirty nine. J. G. Rennie (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said James Gower Rennie as and for his last will and testament at Saint John's Newfoundland in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses. Charles Blackman.   Mary Williams.   W. B. Row.

Certified Correct
D. M. Browning



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (October 30, 2002)

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