From NFLD Gen Web:
This Samuel probates will 1861 saying deceased, you have 1855 but just in case that was a guess..
Will of Samuel Roberts
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 438-439 probate year 1861
Samuel Roberts deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Roberts of Brigus in Conception Bay being weak in health but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding blessed be God for the same do this fifteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty two make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator hoping for a glorious resurrection, and a remission of all my sins, through the merits and mediation of my blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the earth, to be decently interred at the discretion of my son hereinafter named, And as to such worldly estate of which I may die possessed I give and bequeath the same as follows, viz. I give and bequeath to my elder son John Roberts whom I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole executor of this my last will and testament, all and singular my lands messuages and utensils one feather bed two guns one chest and clothing one sixth part of a pew in the Methodist chapel, by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul, all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other, to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on the day of the date before written. Samuel his X mark Roberts (LS) Signed sealed published and declared as for the last will and testament of the said Samuel Roberts in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto on the day of the date before written, Signed John Norman, Jonathan Percey, witnesses.
D. M. Browning