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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Mark Roberts


Will of Mark Roberts
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 326 probate year 1903

The last will of Mark Roberts late of Bonne
Bay, Planter deceased.

I, Mark Roberts, of Bonne Bay, North West Coast of Newfoundland, Planter, being of sound mind hereby publish and declare my last will and Testament. Revoking and annulling all former dispositions of my property. I give and bequeath my estate and all effects situate and know at Crawley's Point Bonne Bay to my grandson Alexander Rowland Roberts and his heirs. I give and bequeath my estate and effects situate and known as the Jersey Room, Bonne Bay to my youngest grandson. This property known as the Jersey Room under no consideration is to be sold out of the family. I hereby authorise and command my son John Rowland Roberts to take sole control over the whole of my property until his death. And I hereby appoint my son John Rowland Roberts as the Executor of this my last will and Testament Mark Roberts (LS) Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Mark Roberts in Bonne Bay this twenty third day of March in the year of our Lord Eighteen hundred and ninety one in the presence of Charles W. Holland Missionary? of the Church of England. Solomon Wilton.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Mark Roberts.
D.M. Browning


(Listed in the margin of this will)
Emerson J.
Letter of Probate
granted on the
11-Nov 03 to
John R. Roberts
Estate sworn
under $1200-



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 Joanne Connors Parandjuk

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (September 28, 2003)

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