James Delaney deceased
In the name of God Amen, I James Delaney of Foxtrap Conception Bay in
the Island of newfoundland, Fisherman and Farmer, not feeling well in body,
but of perfect mind and memory, do make and ordain this my last Will and
First- I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Grace while she is alive
and remains in my name, my dwelling house, goods and chattles, horse, cattle,
sheep, cart, dray, plough, tackling, catamaran, my agricultural implements,
caplin sein, caplin boat, herring net, all my fishing gear, and all my
cultivated and uncultivated land north of the main road Foxtrap [except
a piece of land I intend giving my adopted son Ambrose Taylor to build
upon and have a Kitchen garden] My land is bound on the north by the river.
South by the land I intend giving my adopted son Ambrose Taylor, East by
the river and West by Jacob Delaney and the road leading to the waterside.
My daughter Jane and her husband are to live with my wife help cultivate
the land and get their support off of the land the same as they always
did. After the death of my wife or if she should marry my daughter
Jane is to take possession of all that I have given and bequeathed to my
wife except a piece of land by the waterside called my outside meadow which
is to be divided into two parts between my daughter Jane and my daughter
Elizabeth wife of Jacob Taylor If my daughter Jane died before her husband
Charles Butler and he married again he can bring his wife on my property
but if he should have any offspring they are to settle on Butler's land.
If my daughter Jane died without leaving issue she can leave the property
that she has inherited to my grandchildren. I give and bequeath to
Ambrose Taylor my adopted son that piece of cultivated and uncultivated
land that I own situate on Jennings road South of the main line Foxtrap.
Bound on the East by Foxtrap country road called Jennings road West by
Edward Jennings South by John Bishop and north by Edward Jennings.
I also give and bequeath to Ambrose Taylor a piece of my cultivated and
uncultivated land situated north of the main line Foxtrap. Bound on the
East by Foxtrap river. West by the road, South by James Pattin and north
by the land I have given and bequeathed to my wife, which will be pegged
off, The large dish on the dresser and the clock my daughter Jane and Elizabeth
are to take possession of and settle between themselves which each will
have- The piece of land that I let the late Jacob Delaney have the use
of for a time is included in my property at the waterside. Charles
Butler my son in law is to use the caplin sein and caplin seine boat and
keep both in repair and I do hereby utterly disallow and revoke and disannul
all and every other former Testaments, Wills and Bequests by me in anywise
before named, willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this, and
no other, to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 22nd day
of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twelve.
James his X mark Delaney
Signed, sealed published pronounced and declared by the said James
Delaney [having been first read over] as his last Will and Testament in
the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other
have subscribed our names as witnesses
Samuel his X mark Butler
Francis F. Furneaux Commisioner of Supreme Court of Nfld.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 26/21