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Will of John Vincent from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 292 & 293 probate year 1839
In the name of God Amen, I John Vincent of Twillingate Newfoundland Planter being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do this twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say, First I desire to be decently and privately buried and with as little expense as possible such funeral expences to be paid out of any monies that may be due to me in Newfoundland and if that be not sufficient for the purpose then my executors may draw on the money in England for the balance. Also I give and bequeath unto Ann Wyat (the wife of Charles Wyatt) during her life and after her death to decent in equal and just proportions to her children all and singular the property which I may die possessed of in Newfoundland together with the fishing room which I now occupy with houses stage flakes gardens boats skiffs nets and every thing else thereunto appertaining Also the fishing room in Jenkins Cove now under lease to Laurence Smith for fifty years at ten shillings per year also money and debts and every other description of property which I may die possessed of in Newfoundland as aforesaid.
|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. |
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