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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Squires


Will of John Squires
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 533 probate year 1864

In re
John Squires deceased.

St. John’s Nfld, 30 March 1864.     In the name of God Amen.     I John Squires Coaster & fisherman of St. John’s Nfld being in my sound mind wish to leave my property consisting of boat landed property at Adams Cove Broad Cove & Bellisle furniture & other goods all to my wife during her lifetime & at her death the property & any money in the hands of my executors to be divided between my son Gregory & my three daughters Mrs. Butt, Mrs. S. Freeman & Mrs. Milley at rateable proportions the boat to be sold if possible & my wife to have enough of money to support her as she needs it Executors James J. Rogerson, Michl Dwyer Gregory Squires & Solomon Milley my daughter Mrs. Milley to have a sitting in the pew in Wesleyan Church until necessary to sell it.    Witness my hand & seal this the 30th March 1864.     John his X mark Squires (LS)     Witness, Cyrus Crew, Paul Prestwood.    A large glass in my dwelling house I bequeath to James Milly my grandson.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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