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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Rennolls


Will of James Rennolls
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 189 & 190 probate year 1834

In re
     James Rennolls       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I James Rennolls of Mulleys Cove Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Planter, being of perfect mind and memory do make this as my last will and testament, viz. I first give my soul into the hands of Almighty God from whom I have received it and my body to the earth from whence it was taken And as to worldly goods with which it has pleased Almighty God to bless me I give and dispose of them in the manner and form following.
Item, The Room on which I now live (inclusive Dwelling house- store house, Kitchen Garden, Potatoe ground, stage, Flake, Fish House) I give to my son Lot Rennolls his heirs, executors & for ever.
Item, I give also the money which in the house of Slade, Elson & Co. to my son Lot Rennolls & his heirs for ever. I give the Lance Seine and Capelin Seine also to my son Lot Rennolls & his heirs for ever.
Item. I give the Potatoe ground which is built upon by William Squires on the north side of Brous Cove to my grandchild James Squires (son of William Squires above) and to his heirs for ever.
Item, I appoint hereby my son Lot as my executors to carry into effect this my last will and testament. James Rennolls his x mark (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered on this 9th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty four as my last will & Testament, in the presence of Richd Leary,    John Smithers,   William Moore. Mulleys Cove, Conception Bay.

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 (February 18, 2003)

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