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 James Hibbs from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 326-327 probate year 1884
James Hibbs deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I James Hibbs of Topsail Newfoundland Farmer, being very sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. First, I give and bequeath to my youngest son William, the dwelling house and furniture and all about it & the cellar, and all the land on which the house stands bounded by a private lane, south by Meany, west by Smith, and north by glebe land. Also I give to same son William the north part of my land east of Spruce Hill, from brook path to Alfredís boundary, Also I give to my son Alfred the south part of said land on Spruce Hill, measuring on said road 298 feet from Williamís part to James Barnes land, 137 feet on south and north 577 feet, and on the south by James Barnes. I also appoint Mr. William Swansborough to be executor of this my last will & testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two. James X Hibbs (LS) Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the James Hibbs to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Wm. Swansborough, George X Smith.