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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(A)
William Abbott

 

Will of William Abbott
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 315-316 probate year 1858

In re
     William Abbott      deceased.

In the name of God Amen The ninth day of Janury one thousand eight hundred and fifty six I William Abbott of Bonavista being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die 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 that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God and as touching 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 to David Abbott my nephew that piece of land where the old net house stands.     Also I give to William Abbott my nephew the dwelling house and furniture and garden round it and also the half of the fishing premises and gardens and medow ground, Also I give to Henry Abbott my nephew the other half of the fishing premises and gardens and medow ground and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testament 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 the day and year above written.
William his X hand Abbott.
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said William Abbott as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers, Stephen Abbott, Henry his X hand Dunn.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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