Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors


Will of Joseph James from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 45 probate year 1879


In re
         Joseph James deceased.

In the name of God. Amen.     The first day of January one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine     I Joseph James of Burgeo Labourer being weak of body but thanks to Almighty God of sound mind do make this my last will and testament.     First I do commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body to Christian burial and as touching such worldly goods wherewith it has pleased God to bless me after the payment by my executors of all lawful debts I desire them to pay to my daughter Catherine Keepin fifteen pounds a year our of any money I may have remaining and I desire my executors aforesaid to receive from Messrs. DeGruchy Renouf Clement & Co. all monies due to me in their hands and to pay the same to my account in the Savings Bank of Newfoundland.     I also desire my clothes to be equally divided between the family of my daughter and my brother William he to receive one half.     And I do hereby appoint the Revd Jno Cunningham and George Quilton Hunt Esqr M.D. to be my executors to see this my last will and testament fully carried out     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.     Joseph X James (LS)     Signed and sealed in presence of John Jordan.     James Payne.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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