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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jacob Snow


Will of Jacob Snow
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 110 probate year 1831.

In re
     Jacob Snow       deceased.

In the Name of God Amen. By this my last will & testament I Jacob Snow of Bearneed in conception Bay Newfoundland being of sound mind & memory do will and bequeath as follows; viz. 1st I commit my soul unto Almighty God in a humble hope of a joyful resurrection thro' the merits of Jesus Christ. 2dly. I bequeath to my wife Olive Snow, and my children by her all my right title and interest in my Room or Plantation at Bearneed aforesaid (left to me by the will of my grandfather Jacob Snow) consisting of a dwelling house, two flakes, and one stage; together will all the ground & gardens belonging to the said Room. And I also give to my wife Olive Snow & her children by me all & every thing I may die possessed of what kind or nature soever And I do appoint my wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
Given under my hand & seal at Bearneed the 16th day of March in the year of our Lord 1830. Jacob his x mark Snow (LS) In the presence of us Os. Blackman, Clerk.    Amy her x mark Daw.   Patience her x mark Newell.

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 (November 28, 2002)

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