Transcribed by Susan Snelgrove from wills
held at the London Public Records Office
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
THE WILL OF JAMES QUINTON - BONAVISTA 1780
|THE PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY
In the Name of God Amen. I, JAMES QUINTON of the Parish of RINGWOOD in the County of SOUTHAMPTON, Newfoundland Planter being very weak in body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this to be my last Will and Testament involving the disposal of all my worldly estate and effects in manner and form following. That is to say. Imprimus I give devise and bequeath unto my BROTHER HENRY QUINTON, my BROTHER-IN-LAW JAMES TUFF and MR.(?) THOMAS WAIT of RINGWOOD in the County of Southampton aforesaid Tallow chandler all those my four boats rooms situate and being at BONAVISTA HARBOUR in Newfoundland in America with all fflakes wharfs stages cordage goods and effects whatsoever so the said Rooms and every of them belonging with their and every of their appurtenances also my schooner called THE WILLIAM AND BETSEY now lying in POOL HARBOUR with all her tackle and appurtenances and also all my household and other goods chattels and effects in RINGWOOD aforesaid together with all other my estate and effects both real and personal wheresoever they be and of whatsoever nature or kind to hold unto them the said HENRY QUINTON JAMES TUFF and THOMAS WAIT and the survivors of them and the heirs executors and administrators of such survivor in Trust for my dear WIFE ELIZABETH QUINTON and my three children namely ELIZABETH WILLIAM AND JAMES in equal shares and proportions and I make them my said trustees Guardians of my said Children during their minority and in case of the death of my said Wife or either of my said Children the part or share or parts or shares of them or any or either of them so dying shall go to the survivors of them in equal shares and proportions and I make nominate constitute appoint them the said HENRY QUINTON JAMES TUFF AND THOMAS WAIT joint Executors of this my last will and testament in Trust for the purposes aforesaid hereby empowering them to reimburse themselves respectively out of my said Effects all such reasonable costs and charges as they shall severally sustain or be put unto in the Execution of this my Will and the Trust hereby reposed in them. Lastly I hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills by me heretofore made and published and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us. The mark of ANN GREEN Widow, the Mark of JOHN RABBITS, PETER SLAM(?).
Item it is the Testators desire that his Rooms at Newfoundland is never to be sold but to be let for the most rent that can be gotten for the same. This Memorandum is added immediately after the Execution of this Will by the desire of the Testator in the presence of ANN GREEN and JOHN RABBITS two of the subscribing Witnesses and also in my presence as Witness my Hand this 10th day of March 1780 PETER SLAMM(?) the other subscribing witness to the said will.
This will was proved at London on the twenty sixth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty before me the Right Worshipful PETER CALVERT Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of HENRY QUINTON one of the Executors named in the said will whom Administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the deceased was granted he having been first sworn by Commission duly to administer power reserved of making the ? grant to JAMES TUFF and THOMAS WAIT the other Executors named in the said Will which they or either of them shall apply for the same.
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