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

Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 592 probate year 1878.

Will of John Ellis


In the name of God Amen. I John Ellis at present in St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman but residing in Guysborough Nova Scotia do make this my last will and testament- I will and bequeath unto my executors hereafter named and the survivor of them all the land and property both real and personal of what nature and description soever and wheresoever of which I shall die possessed or entitled to upon trust for the sole use and behoof of my dear wife Jane for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease upon trust for the use and behoof of my children living at the time of my decease, share and share alike- I appoint William H. Mare of St. Johnís aforesaid, Merchant and William Vallance Whiteway of St. Johnís Barrister at law, executors of this my last will and testament and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

(Signed) John Ellis (LS) Signed sealed and declared by me the said John Ellis as and for my last will and testament at St. Johnís aforesaid this fifth day of June Anno Domini eighteen hundred and sixty one- in presence of Signed T. H. Mabin, Signed, Richard Rewell.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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