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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Vincent


Will of John Vincent from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 292 & 293 probate year 1839

In re
     John Vincent       deceased.

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.
And as regards such moneys as I may die possessed of in England I give and bequeath the same in manner and form following that is to say To my sister Mary Vincent at this present time living with Mr. Caines of Purbeck the sum of fifty pounds sterling Also I give and bequeath to the children of my late sister Christiana Mitchel of Peddlethrentide in the County of Dorset England the residue of my money and other property which I may die possessed of in England of what kind or nature soever to be divided among them in equal and just portions. And if any of the beforenamed parties living in England should die then the part so intended for them to be divided in equal proportions among the remaining children of my sister Christiana Mitchell as aforesaid. And I do hereby make ordain constitute and appoint Charles Wyat and Ann Wyat (herein named) to be executor and executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament set and and subscribed my hand and seal the day and year first within written. The mark IV of John Vincent (LS)
Signed sealed published and delivered in presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed. Jos. Simms, Notary Public.    James Rice.

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 16, 2003)

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