Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 506 to 508 probate year 1908

Will of John Wesley Roberts


I John Wesley Roberts of Twillingate (North Island) In the District of Twillingate Newfoundland, being of sound mind and memory, do make and publish and declare this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following that is to say.

  1. I give and devise to my wife Louisa Roberts, the dwelling house situate on North-Side Twillingate to gether with all the land owned or that may be in my possession at my death.
  2. I give and bequeath to my said wife, all the house-hold goods, furniture and effects which shall at my death be in or about my house.
  3. I also give and bequeath to my said wife all the money that may be in my possession at my death.
  4. All the rest residue and remainder of my real or personal estate I give devise and bequeath to my said wife Louisa Roberts her heirs and assigns forever
  5. I also appoint and constitute Messrs. Titus William Manuel and Frederick Linfield as my executors of this my last will and Testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the twenty fourth-day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven (sgd) John Wesley Roberts (LS) Subscribed by the testator in presence of each of us, and at the same time declared by him as his last will and Testament Witness our hands and seals this the twenty - fourth day of July 1897 (sgd) Nathaniel Patten (LS) (sgd) Charles White (LS) ________

Whereas I John Wesley Roberts, did on the 24th day of July 1897, make my last will and testament I do now by this writing add this Codicil to my said will, to be taken as a part thereof.
(1) That in event of my said wife Louisa Roberts and my self being suddenly called away while on a sea - voyage or elsewhere after all my just debts and demands together with my funeral expenses are paid, and a tomb stone erected to our memory. I give and bequeath to my sister Amy Martin Fifty dollars.

(2) After paying above expenses and legatee I give and bequeath to my Father or Mother, the remainder of my life policy, but in event of both being deceased then it is to be equally divided between my surviving brothers

(3) I give and bequeath to my oldest sister Selina Crab of Mortons Hr. One hundred dollars.

(4) I give and devise my dwelling house and all the land owned by me on the north Side of Twillingate together with all erections thereon unto Edward Linfield (son of Frederick Linfield) his heirs assigns and administrators forever.

(5) I give and bequeath all my clothing and tools unto my brothers to be equally divided amongst them

(6) I give and devise unto Bella Linfield (daughter Frederick Linfield) all my household furniture together with all household effects not mentioned elsewhere in this will or Codicil for her sole use and benefit forever.

(7) That Edward Linfield be residuary legatee of any things personal or real not mentioned in the foregoing will or Codicil

In witness hereof, I have hereunto placed my hand and seal this nineteenth day of July 1899 A.D. (Sgd) John W. Roberts. (LS) Signed sealed and delivered and declared to us by the testator John Wesley Roberts, as and for a Codicil to be annexed to his last will and testament and we, at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto, at the date hereof (sgd) Samuel his X mark Payne Sr (sgd) Chas White N.P.

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec. 14/08 C.J. Probate Dec 16/08 granted to Titus Wm Manuel and Frederick Linfield Estate sworn at $1999.00

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