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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Rogers


Will of James Rogers
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 578 probate year 1849.
(This name is spelled Rogers and Roggers in the will and Roggers in the will index.)

In re
     James Rogers       deceased.

This is to certify that James Roggers have this day given to Joseph Welch a spot of land from Thomas Codd's fence to the west and of his dwelling house and north from the wall down. The same breath up and down eastwrd for Thomas Roggers next to it. The remainder part of the land is or the widdo and Stephen and Susanna while the widdo holes the name Roggers she is to hold her part of it and when she alters her name it is for Stephen and Susanna All the craft belong to Joseph and Thomas Rogers. As witness my hand this day March 11. James his x mark Roggers.     John X Noseworthy, witness, William X Williams, witness, John Shea X.     William Noseworthy.

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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 13, 2003)

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