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 John Neville from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 396-397 probate year 1885
John Neville deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me John Neville, Master Mariner, formerly of West Morden, Dorsetshire, England, and now of Greenspond in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made. I appoint John Randell Hoskins of Greenspond aforesaid my executor and direct that all my just debts and decent funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give devise and bequeath unto Mary Ann Starks wife of John Starks of Greenspond aforesaid Fisherman for her own sole use and benefit and to John Randell Hoskins of Greenspond aforesaid all my real and personal property of which I die possessed or may be legally due to me and hereafter recovered and received by my said executor, John Randell Hoskins in the following proportions or divisions that is to say: two-thirds share of all to the above named Mary Anne Starks together with my bed and bedding and a framed looking glass or mirror- and one-third share of all to the above named John Randell Hoskins together with my writing-desk, watch and Barometer for his own sole us and benefit. In witness whereof I the said John Neville have to this my last will and testament set my name this first day of October in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eighty four at Greenspond in the Island of Newfoundland, John his X mark Neville. Signed by the testator and acknowledged by him to be his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses, John D. Dominy, J.P. Samuel Baird, J.P.