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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Peter Sacrey


Will of Peter Sacrey
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 350 to 352 probate year 1840

In re
     Peter Sacrey       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Peter Sacrey of Bryans Cove, Conception Bay, in the Northern District of Newfoundland Planter being weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament First knowing it is the lot of all men once to die that my body be decently interred and as for my worldly goods and lands I will and bequeath my Room and Plantation now in my own occupation situate at Bryans Cove aforesaid together with all houses buildings stages Flakes Gardens Meadows of every description situate in our near Bryans Cove aforesaid unto my dear daughter Ann Robinson wife of Charles Robinson who now resides in the same house at Bryans Cove with myself during her natural life the same to be divided equally between her the said Ann Robinsons sons who may survive their mother at her decease together with all goods and chattels of every description which I may die possessed of I do bequeath unto my said daughter Ann Robinson for her entire and separate use except as hereafter mentioned and I do appoint William Charles St. John to be the Trustee or Guardian to and for my said daughter Ann Robinson to see this my last will and testament duly performed and executed provided that the said Charles Robinson and my said daughter Ann Robinson do act and perform their promise made to me and my afflicted wife Ann the mother of my said daughter Ann Robinson that is that they take care and provide all necessaries for our sustenance and comfortable maintenance during the natural lives of myself and my said afflicted wife Ann Sacrey aforesaid my said wife and myself to each have the use of all my lands and goods and chattels as we have been hitherto accustomed to this date and while my said wifes lives who is as well as myself to be decently interred at the cost of my said real or personal estate so bequeathed to my said daughter Ann Robinson and her sons as aforesaid
I will and bequeath to my daughter Eleanor Anstin and her children to be given equally to her said children on her decease the said William Charles St. John to be her and her children's guardian in like manner that is all the Room and Plantations gardens on which the said Eleanor Anstin and her husband William Anstin now occupy and possess situate near the Feather Point of Harbor Grace
I also bequeath unto Mary Hyx wife of George Hyx on which they lately resided situate on the south side of Harbor Grace all my room & plantation Gardens &c. purchased from Charles Parsons of Bears Cove for her separate use during her natural life and the same to be divided amongst her surviving sons at the time of her my said daughter's decease the said William Charles St. John of Harbor Grace Gentleman I also appoint to be Guardian or Trustee for my said daughter May Hyx and her surviving sons at her decease should neither the said Mary Hyx nor her sons return to this Island in the space of twenty years the said Room and plantation so situate at the south side of Harbor Grace so bequeathed by me to my said daughter Mary Hyx and her sons, it is my bequest that the same shall then become the property of the sons surviving of my said daughter Ann Robinson and I hereby renounce all former wills and testaments I may have formerly made and declare this to be only my last will and testament As witness my hand and seal at Bryan Cove aforesaid the fourteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine. I do further appoint the said William Charles St. John Gentleman and John Smith of Harbor Grace Merchant to be executors to this my last will and testament the date and year before written. Peter his x mark Sacrey (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Peter Sacrey as and for his last will and testament and in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. Thos Danson.    John Chippett.   Richard Coughlan.

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 (March 18, 2003)

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