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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Roberts


Will of James Roberts Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 249 probate year 1857

In re
     James Roberts      deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I James Roberts Senr of Brigus Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, for and in consideration of my sons Jacob and Joseph Roberts maintaining and clothing me in a descent manner during the remainder of my days and at my death burying me also decently I give and bequeath unto them all and singular my house and stage and flakes the two house gardens and half the potato garden- the middle part and water side of the fishing stage and by these present do give and bequeath unto them all my right and title in and to the sewing(?) As witness my hand and seal at Brigus aforesaid this seventeenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty five.
James his X mark Roberts Sr. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Thomas Louden, Moses Roberts.

Certified correct,
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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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