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

Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 149 probate year 1853.

Will of John Peckham


This is the last will and testament of me John Peckham of the North side of Trinity Planter. I give and bequeath to my two nephews Martin Peckham and John Peckham all my fishing room and plantation house, stage, store, boats, punts, and seins and everything belonging to me in this country share and share alike. I also give and bequeath to my said two nephews Martin Peckham and John Peckham the sum of three hundred and forty pounds Bank stock or whatever may be remaining of the said sum at my death share and share alike. I also will and bequeath that my sister Elizabeth who is now residing in the house with me is to be provided for out of the above bequests by my said nephews as long as she shall live I also will that in case of the death of my said nephews before my said sister Elizabeth without any lawful issue that the above bequests shall revert to her.

I hereby appoint my two nephews Martin and John Peckham to be my executors to this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills made or said to be made by me

I n witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and seal this ninth day of May A.D. 1853. John Peckham (LS)

Signed sealed and published as the said will & testament of John Peckham in presence of Benjn Sweetland, George Sweetland.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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