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Documents relating to Ferryland: 1597 to 1726

14 August, 1707; William Healle [of St. John's]
Deposition [re Campbell's allegations against Major Lloyd]

Great Britain, PRO, Colonial Office, CO 194/4 (50), 186.
CNS microfilm. Transcribed by P.E. Pope.

Subjects: Pool Plantation, planters.


William Healle, inhabitant of St. John's harbour in Newfoundland, on oath declareth that the plantation which James Benger and Mary, his wife, of the harbour aforesaid, now possesseth in Ferryland harbour in Newfoundland aforesaid, which was the plantation of Sir David Kirke, deceased, called and known by the name of the Pool Plantation, after whose decease it was possessed by my Lady Kirke [Sara Kirke], wife to the aforesaid Sir David Kirke. By will made by the Lady Kirke, she left the said plantation, with all her goods, to her four sons, Mssrs. George, David, Jarvis and Phillip Kirke [George Kirke, David Kirke II , Jarvis Kirke...], which was equally divided between them. And further declareth that George, Jarvis and Phillip Kirke left unto David Kirke [II] the said plantation and that George Kirke never lived on said plantation, since the decease of the said Lady Kirke and that Mr. David Kirke [II] did hire and let to rent several years said plantation and received rent for the same. And further sayeth not, in St. John's, this 14th day August, 1707

This affidavit was taken       [signed] William Healle
before me, the day and year
above written

John Simon, admiral

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