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Wills that have been transcribed are either from films of Supreme Court Wills, or are District Court or Resident Magistrate Court Wills from the Island Records Office. These wills have been combined with records transcribed from the Parish Registers for the Anglican Church, and from Dissenter Marriages, and have been put in a genealogy program which produces a report for each family. Each page in "Registers and Wills" contains several such reports. The report below is an example of such a report that incorporates a will. The note numbers in red are explained at the bottom of the report.
 1. Edward Bogle1  Dormant died June 24, 1881.
Notes for Edward Bogle Dormant:
WILL of EDWARD BOGLE DORMANT of St. Catherine, planter.
Executors: JOSEPH WILSHER DORMANT and SAMUEL LYON.
To my children WILLIAM, JOSEPH WILSHER, CHARLES EDWARDS, ROSANNAH LYON, LETITIA, SUSAN, HENRIETTA, ALICE, and REBECCA JESTINA DORMANT who reside in St. Catherine, parcel of land at Village called Turnbull's Pen, St. Catherine, 1 acre approximately, with house.
To my daughter ANN ALLEN 1/4 acre at Dempster's Pen, St. Catherine with house, and ALICE and REBECCA JESTINA the other 1/4 acre of land at Dempster's Pen with house.
To my beloved children JOSEPH WILSHER, ROSANNAH LYON, ALICE and REBECCA JESTINA land on Barry Street, Spanish Town, St Catherine, containing 1/4 acre.
I give to my children JOSEPH WILSHER, ROSANNAH LYON, CHARLES EDWARDS, LETITIA, SUSAN, HENRIETTA, ALICE, and REBECCA JESTINA DORMANT all my personal effects.
26 acres called Skelton's Pen in St. Catherine with guinea grass, fruit trees, woodlands, is to be sold.
Witnesses ISAAC M. INNIS, ROBERT FULLER.
[Information in this section was taken from the outside cover of the will, or from the Will Book]
EDWARD DORMANT died 6/24/1881.
Central District Court Probate granted 10/18/1881 to SAMUEL LYON by ROBERT KERR, Judge of Central Court. WILLIAM G. MACFARLANE Clerk of the Court.
Counted by EDWARD LAND FIDDES of Spanish Town 12/29/1881, who was sworn before WILLIAM G. MACFARLANE J.P.
Filed 10/3/1882, Lib I, fol 66.
Recorded in District Court Will Book II, p. 283, 5/14/1883.
[Information in this section is based on facts in the will]
More About Edward Bogle Dormant:
Occupation: 1881, Planter
Residence: 1881, St. Catherine
Will: June 01, 18811 
Children of Edward Bogle Dormant are:
 2 i. William2  Dormant.
3 ii. Joseph Wilsher Dormant.
4 iii. Charles Edwards Dormant.
5 iv. Rosannah Lyon Dormant.
6 v. Letitia Dormant.
7 vi. Susan Dormant.
8 vii. Henrietta Dormant.
9 viii. Alice Dormant.
10 ix. Rebecca Jestina Dormant.
11 x. Ann Allen Dormant.
1. B0069  Jamaica Supreme Court Wills 1883-1891.
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