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Conception Bay North Region ~ Bay Roberts District
Bay Roberts - Will of John Snow (1851)
This will was read, recorded and transcribed by BONNIE HICKEY, October, 2000. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.
Will of John Snow
Registry of Deeds & Companies
Confederation Building, St. John's
Vol. 14, pg. 43
In the Name of God, Amen. The Third day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.

I, John Snow, of Bay Roberts in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, being of an advanced age but otherwise of perfect health and of sound mind and memory thanks be given to God, therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body, knowing that is appointed unto all men once to died, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried with decent Christian burial along with my Wife and Children, nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God and as to asking such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form:

First, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son, Lot Snow, that part of my property situate in Bay Roberts aforesaid consisting of Dwelling House, Plantation, and Fishing Room at present in his occupancy and bounded on the East by Isaac Mercer’s property and on the West by that part of my property in the occupancy of my Son, Abner Snow.

Secondly, I give and bequeath unto my well beloved Son, Abner Snow, that part of my property situate in Bay Roberts aforesaid consisting of Dwelling House, Plantation, and Fishing Room at present in his occupancy and bounded on the East by that part of my property in the occupancy of my Son, Lot Snow, and on the West by that part of my late property but now the property of my Grandson, John Snow (son of Abner Snow), by virtue of a Deed of Gift from me to him.

Thirdly, I give and bequeath unto the aforenamed Lot Snow and Abner Snow all that Dwelling House, Outhouses, Stores, Counting house, and Shop, Wharves, and waterside premises with Gardens and Meadow Land attached thereunto situate near Snow’s Cove in Bay Roberts aforesaid, and now in the occupancy of [Mr. or W.?] Donald McLellan and bounded on the East by Thomas Carraway’s Room and on the West by Abraham French’s Room and on the North by a Garden belonging to James Carraway and on the North East by a Meadow belonging to Thomas Carraway, to be by them equally possessed and enjoyed during their natural Life. And my meaning and intention is that the same shall not be sold or otherwise disposed of by them but that it shall be left to their respective heirs & forever to remain in the possession of my Male Descendants.

Fourthly, unto my well beloved Daughter, Naomi Russell, I give and bequeath the sum of Three pounds of the current money of Newfoundland to be raised and levied out of the Rent arising from that part of my property situate near Snow’s Cove and to be paid to her by the aforenamed Lot Snow and Abner Snow or their heirs and successors on the Thirty first day of December in every year during her life time. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannull all and every former testaments, Wills, legacies, bequests and executors. And I do now constitute and appoint my friend, Charles Culpin of Bay Roberts, my Executor to this my last Will and Testament, ratifying and confirming this and no other. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

John his X mark Snow {Seal}

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced and declared by the said John Snow as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us the subscribers

Wm Bemister

Chas Calpin

F. J. Dancey

I hereby Certify that the execution of the Will of which the foregoing is a true and correct Copy by John Snow the Testator was proved before myself on the Twenty Second day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty three by the Affidavit endorsed thereon of Charles Calpin one of the subscribing Witnesses thereto and the same is in due course hereby actually Registered by me this day. Given under my hand this Twenty fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifty three A.D. 1853.

John Stark, Registrar

[punctuation added – B.H.]

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