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 Buffett from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 65-66 probate year 1880
I John Buffett of Jersey Harbor Fortune Bay Newfoundland Fisherman and Planter being sound in mind but weak in body and knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make this my last will and testament First I give and bequeath to my dear wife Jane all the monies which I may die possessed of for her own sole use and behoof I give my dwelling house at Jersey Harbor to my grandson Thomas Buffett on condition that he does not allow my said wife ever to want necessary care and maintenance- I appoint William Pink of Jersey Harbor executor of this my last will and testament and I request him to pay all my just debts and funeral expences out of my property. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal at Jersey Harbor aforesaid this day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six John Buffett his X mark witness W.K. White. Signed sealed and delivered by the above testator in the presence of us and of each other Rebecca Buffett, Hannah Fudge her X mark witness W.K. White.
I John Buffett of Jersey Harbor, Fortune Bay Newfoundland, fisherman and planter add this codicil to my last will and testament within-mentioned dated May one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six to state that I name David Sclater Esquire Merchant of Saint Johnís the other executor of my said last will and testament (William Pink being the other executor) In witness whereof I have set my hand & seal at Jersey Harbor aforesaid this ninth day of September one thousand eight hundred and seventy-six (the same having been first read over and explained) John his X mark Buffett (LS) Philip Hubert, witness. Signed sealed and delivered by the above testator in the presence of us and of each other, Hannah her X mark Pink. Hannah her X mark White. Philip Hubert, witness, Rebecca Buffett.