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 Joseph Brown from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 378 probate year 1885
| In re |
Joseph Brown deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Brown Planter of Joe Batts Arm Fogo Island Nfld being through the goodness of Almighty God of sound mind & memory, though weak in body, do make and declare this my last will and testament. I will & bequeath to Samuel Newman of Joe Batís Arm, half my fishing room, together with half my dwelling house for his sole use and benefit- The remainder of the property I die possessed of together with an amount of money in the hands of Messrs. W. Waterman & Co., Fogo, I give and bequeath to my son Henry for his sole use and benefit revoking and annulling all former dispositions of my property In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of September A.D. 1883. I hereby appoint Mr. John Coffin of Joe Batís Arm as executor to this my last will & testament. Joseph Brown his X mark. Signed sealed acknowledged and declared by the above named Joseph Brown as & for his last will and testament in presence of us who in his presence & in presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses this 10th day of Sept A.D. 1883, John Coffin, Christopher Meek.