Source: TNA, PROB 11/2124
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In the Name of God Amen I Joseph Saunders of Kings Cove Bonavista Bay Planter being in per fect health of body and of perfect mind & memory thanks be given to God calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last Will and testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give & recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty power of God And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form First I give and bequeath to Martha my dearly beloved Wife the interest of my funded money in England together with the hire of my fishing room in this place Also I give to Martha the daughter of my late son John the sum of twenty pounds Sterling And also to each of the four children of Richard Dykes I give twenty pounds Sterling Also I give to my three daughters Mary Samson to Elizabeth Brown and to Sarah Brown All that remains of my funded money at England after the decease of the above Martha Saunders The Fishing room to be given at the decease of my Wife to the two brothers Thomas & James Brown to be equally divided between them together with the Storehouse And to William Samsom the Dwelling house the Fishermens house and Gardens and Cellar house I do likewise constitute make and ordain Mr John Coffin the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of July one thousand eight hundred & forty one Joseph Saunders LS Signed sealed & delivered & declared by the said Joseph Saunders in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names J Stewart John Coffin Thomas Walley Witnesses Codicil In addition to the before mentioned sum of twenty pounds Sterling to be paid to my Grand child Martha Sanders I now bequeath the sum of twenty pounds more making in all the sum of forty pounds Joseph Saunders Kings Cove 10th July 1841 Witness J Stewart John Coffin Thomas Walley A true Copy Chas Simms C C & Regr I Charles simms Chief Clerk & Registrar of the Supreme Court Do Certify that the annexed paper writings marked No1 & No2 respect ively are correct Copies of the Probate and the original last Will and testmant of Joseph Saunders late of Kings Cove in this Island decea- sed as the same remains of Record and that administration has been duly granted of the estate of the said testator to Martha Saunders the Widow the Executor named in the said Will having renounced his Executorship Given under my hand and the seal of the said Court this 30th day of January A D 1850 Chas Simms C C & Registrar On the 12th Decr 1850 Admon (with the Will and Codicil annexed) of the Goods chattels and Credits of Joseph Saunders late of Kings Cove Bona Vista Bay Newfoundland Planter deceased was granted to Martha Saunders Widow the Relict of the said deceased having been first Sworn by Comon duly to Administer. John Coffin the sole Executor having renounced the probate and execution of the said Will. No Residuary Legatee
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