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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Henry Warren


Will of John Henry Warren
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 386-387 probate year 1885
see page 399 for later will

In re
      John H. Warren deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I John Henry Warren of the town of Saint John’s in the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament.    First. I bequeath to my beloved wife Louisa Jane Warren during her life (whilst she remains unmarried and my widow) for her support and the support of our dear children all my property consisting of a farm adjoining Mr. John Steer’s on the road leading to the Sand Pits or Military firing ground- a lot of land on the rear of Quigley’s north of upper Long Pond Road and also that piece of land known as Barnes farm near Strawberry Marsh and facing upon the Upper Long Pond road near Grenaway’s Cottage and lands also my interest in four hundred and sixteen shares in the Notre Dame Mining Company and also of one third interest of one square mile of land for mineral & other purposes situate at Rogues Harbor in the Bay of Notre Dame and further the whole interest of one square mile of land situate at Nippers Harbor also in said Bay of Notre Dame.     And further all that mercantile waterside premises situate in Water Street adjoining the premises at present occupied by Mr. Edwin Duder and held under a perpetual lease from A. Holdsworth subject however to the yearly rental thereon and an annuity of one hundred pounds sterling pr annum to be paid to my sister Ann Warren during her life, also all my household furniture plate and all the rest and residue of all my real estate and personal property for her support and the support of our dear children together with any and all estate, right or interest in lands or other property which I may acquire after the date of this will as long as she shall remain unmarried and my widow but on her decease or marriage then I give and devise to my said children and their heirs respectively to be divided in equal shares between them share and share alike provided that my daughter Jane Elizabeth remaining unmarried shall be first sufficiently and comfortably be provided for-
And Secondly That the interest in the above named mercantile premises be not sold or any part thereof but the yearly profit rental be divided in equal shares to my children share and share alike with the aforesaid condition that my daughter Jane Elizabeth remaining unmarried or unprovided for be first comfortably provided for- Lastly I ordain and appoint Stephen Rendle and Edwin Duder Esquires to be my executors of this my last will and testament.   John Hy Warren (LS)     In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in the presence of the witnesses named below this twenty third day of June in the year of our Lord A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, Henry W. Seymour, John Webber.

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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