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 2 page 333 probate year 1858.

Will of Peter Rogerson


In the name of God Amen, I Peter Rogerson of St. Johnís Newfoundland, Merchant, being of sound health mind & memory and knowing the uncertainty of human life do make this as my last will and testament, that is to say, after all my just debts are paid, I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife Amelia Rogerson all my property of goods & chattels whatsoever, book debts &c. for her use and behoof during her natural life and at her death to go to my son James J. Rogerson & his children after her death as she may direct & to be given in such a way as they may not sell nor dispose of the same but receive the rents of all the landed property for their support.

Given under my hand & seal as my last will & testament & appointing my said wife Amelia Rogerson, and James J. Rogerson my sole executors of this my last will & testament in presence of this 27th day of March 1850.

Peter Rogerson, Witness, R.P. Currie.

Codicil to the foregoing will & testament. I give to my wife Amelia Rogerson the rents of all my landed property during her lifetime and at her decease all my landed property goods chattels book debts &c. shall descend to my son James Johnston Rogerson for his lifetime, and at his death it shall become the property of his children, but to my grandson James Carlot Rogerson I give over and above his share of my other property the Stone building I at present occupy in Water Street near Queen Street to be his and his heirs for ever, dated at St. Johnís the second day of July 1856 in presence of -as witnesses thereto,

Peter Rogerson (LS) Witness, A. Anderson, Alexr. Graham.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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