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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Charles Saint Sr.


Will of Charles Saint Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 357 to 359 probate year 1841

In re
     Charles Saint Sr.       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Charles Saint Ser of Bonavista being in perfect mind and memory but weak in body revokeing all others do make this as my last will and testament that is to say First of all I commit my deathless soul into the hands of my most gracious Redeemer who bought me with streaming blood Divine and also I feel him to be my pardoning God not doubting but he will keep it untill the day of his coming again And as to my frail body I leave it to be interred in a decent Christian manner doubting not but I shall take it up again at the great ruling day and soul and body be forever with the Lord. And as touching the worldly goods with which it has pleased God to endow me I will and bequeath them in the way and manner following That is to say first of all I will and bequeath to my well beloved wife Hannah Saint all my fishing room during her life and after the death of my beloved wife Hannah Saint my two sons James and Thomas Saint are to have the eastern side of the stage between them But my son James Saint is to have the privilege of having the mooring place at the Rock And my sons John and William Saint are to have the western side of the stage between them In case of rough weather John and William Saint must have liberty to land at the eastward side of the stage. I do will and bequeath to my son Charles Saint a place to build a short stage to the eastward of the other stage but not to build it out to far to interfere with the mooring place And I do will and bequeath to my son Charles Saint a proportionable part of the flake and a privilege of landing at the stage rough weather so as not to interfere with James Saint & Thomas Saint as to injure them
All the craft say boats nets moorings &c. are to be divided between my four sons James Saint   John saint   William Saint & Thomas Saint And my gardens and meadows are to be equally divided between my four sons James Saint   John saint    William Saint and Thomas Saint. Who ever have the house that James now lives in must assist to build another It is my wish and desire that my four daughters should be paid five pounds each in cash current within two years after my death And it is my further wish and desire that after all that is said above respecting the portion of the Room that is given to each of my sons neither of them shall give hire or sell out of the family that is to say when one or more of them are no longer able or desirous to carry on the fishery it must fall into the hands of those of my sons that are
I do here affix my hand and seal this eighth day September in the year of our Lord 1838. Charles Saint Ser (LS) Witness Joseph Abbott Sr.   Rogert Abbott Sr.
I do here appoint Mr. Archibald Arnott and James Skeffington executors of this Will. After all that have been said before in this will I do likewise will and bequeath to my beloved wife Hannah Saint all the meadows ground and cows &c. during her life and after her death to be divided as said before. Charles Saint Senr.   Witness, Joseph Abbott, Senr.   Rogert Abbott, Senr.
Sepr 30th 1839. I do hereby add as part and parcel of the above will this my will and desire that my sons James   John    William and Thomas shall not put my son Charles out of the stage until there is a stage built to the eastward of the other for my son Charles and they are all to assist in building the said stage. And I do likewise will that a chain and collers be provided for the front of the stage and that my son James Saint is to assist in doing it. Charles Saint.    Witnesses, Joseph Abbott, Senr.    John Smallfield Addy

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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