The Will of James G. Rennie (-1839, Newfoundland)


The Will of James G. Rennie (-1839, Newfoundland)

The will is preceded by W.F. Rennieís affadvit

Volume 2 Folio 301

Affidavit

" AFFADAVITS


You shall Swear you believe this to be the true last Will and Testament of James Gower Rennie late of St Johns Newfoundland

So help you God

W.F.Rennie

You shall swear the you will pay all the Debts and Legacies of the Deceased. so far as the Goods shall extend and the Law shall bind you; and that you will exhibit a true, full, and perfect Inventory of all and every the Goods, Rights and Credits of the Deceased, together with a just and true account, into the Registry of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, when you shall lawfully called thereto: And you shall further swear that the whole of the Goods, Rights, Chattels, Assets, Credits and Effects of the said James Gower Rennie - deceased, and of which he died possessed, do not, according to the best of your knowledge, judgment and belief, amount to the valueof One thousand pounds Sterling

So help you God

W.F.Rennie

Sworn before me at St Johnís
-
this 27th day of March AD 1840
Edward Archibald
Commissioner

"Rest of document (hand written)

"This is the last Will and Testament of me James Gower Rennie of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Merchant

I give devise and bequeath to my Sister Jeannette Emma Rennie and her heirs all my share and Interest in that Lot of Land in Prince Edward Island known as "Lot Twenty Three" - I give devise and bequeath to my three Brothers David Stuart Rennie, William Frederick Rennie and Robert Rennie and their Heirs share and share alike as tenants in Common All my other Real and Personal Property in Prince Edward Island. I give devise and bequeath to my said Brother William Frederick Rennie, (subject to my just debts and funeral expenses) all my Real and Personal Property and Estate whatsoever other than that above devised, in Newfoundland and elsewhere, to him his Heirs Executors and administrators according to the nature of the property And I do appoint my said Brother William Frederick Rennie sole Executor of this my Will - Dated the Sixteenth day of August AD Eighteen Hundred + thirty nine

Signed sealed published and }
sealed by the said }
James Gower Rennie as and }
for his last Will and Testament }
at Saint Johns Newfoundland }
in the presence of us who in his }
presence and in the presence of }
each other at his request }
have subscribed our names }
as witnesses

J. G. Rennie

Charles Blackman
Mary Williams
W R Row

I certify that on the First day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty, this Will was duly registered at page three hundred and sixty six of the fifth Volume of the Registry of Deeds for the Central District of Newfoundland - on the oath of Charles Blackman a Subscribing Witness

Edward Archibald
Rgr Deed Central Dist Nfld

Charles Blackman of St. Johns in the Central District of Newfoundland Clerk a subscribing Witness to the forgoing Will maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see James Gower Rennie the Testator in the said Will named duly sign seal publish and declare the same as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence as well of this Deponent as of Mary Williams and William B. Row the other subscribing witnesses to the same - And this Deponent further saith that the said Testator at the time of publishing his said Will was of sound mind memory and understanding to the best of the Deponentís

judgment and belief

Sworn before us at }
St John this thirty first }
day of December AD 1839 }

Charles Blackman, Clerk

Rob.K.W.Lilly
Commissioner of afft. <<asst.?>>"

Note that it is possibile that Mary Williams is related to William Frederik Rennieís first wife. William Frederick Rennie was Executor as granted 27th March 1840.


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