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 White Senior from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 154 probate year 1881


In re John White Sr deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I John White Senior, Planter of Shallop Cove, Greenspond, Bonavista Bay, being of sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament.     First, I commit my body to the ground and my soul into the hands of my Creator.     Item.     I give and bequeath to my daughters Sarah and Dinah, the sum of ten pounds each out of the £500 in Mr. Duder’s hands.     Item.     I give and bequeath to my son John, my share of the vessel (“Phebe Jane”) and her gear.     Item.     The house in which I now dwell I give & bequeath to my son James.     Item. I give my two seal nets, the long one to George and the short one to John, my sons, with their moorings.     Item.     All the money and property I die possessed of, and not otherwise bequeathed, I give devise and bequeath to my six sons and grandson, viz:     John, George, Edward, James, William Samuel and Robert (Jonas’ son) to be equally divided between them.     Item I give, devise and bequeath the sum of five pounds to the Revd John Goodacre Cragg, whom I constitute and appoint as executor of this my will.     The mother of Robert (Frances Wix) to have no control over Robert’s share.     Signed sealed and delivered this fourteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.     Signed     John his X mark White (LS)     In the presence of us, who in the presence of each other (after hearing the contents read over) have set our hands and seals, this same fourteenth day of June A.D. 1875.     Andrew Pond X his mark (LS)     James Berry (LS)     James Pond (LS) Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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