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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jane Taylor


Will of Jane Taylor
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 145 probate year 1853

In re
     Jane Butler      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Jane Taylor of Cupids Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Widow this fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty two do make this my last will and testament revoking all other and former wills in the name and form following, First I commit my soul into the hands of the Almighty God and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors to be hereafter named. And for my real and personal estate I give and dispose thereof in manner and form following
First to my son Henry and Robert Taylor the whole of my premises I now occupy on the north side to be equally divided between them including the whole of the household furniture likewise all that room and plantation situated at the south side of the Harbor known by the name of William Noseworthy's Room situated between Mr. Henry Sheppard's house and the Methodist Chapple to be equally divided between the above Henry and Robert Taylor.
Secondly the whole of my wearing apparel I give to my daughter-in-law Patience Taylor.
And lastly I do nominate and appoint Philip Bennett, Jacob Smith and Henry Taylor to be my joint executors of my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand seal the day and year above written.
Jane her X mark Taylor.
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us witness,
Philip Bennett, William Wakeham, Jacob Smith.

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 (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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