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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Elizabeth Roberts
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 151 probate year 1853
Elizabeth Roberts deceased.
The last will and testament of Elizabeth Roberts of Brigus Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Widow.
Firstly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Charlotte Spracklin ten pounds currency.
Secondly. I give and bequeath to my daughter Sophia Percey Five pounds currency.
Thirdly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Grace Antle, forty pounds currency.
Fourthly, I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Roberts one hundred pounds currency and all my household furniture.
Fifthly, that my funeral expenses be paid out of my estate and the balance (if any) after paying the legacies herein named to be paid to my daughter Grace Antle.
Lastly, I hereby nominate and appoint my son Noah Roberts to be my executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal.
Elizabeth her X mark Roberts (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said testatorix on the day of the date hereof in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof the same will having been read over to the testatrix before she signed it and appeared to be freely understood by her this twenty eight day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty two. Witness, John Leamon, James Norman Leamon.
D. M. Browning
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed 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.
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