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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Anderson


Will of George Anderson
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 506-507 probate year 1863

In re
George Anderson deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me George Anderson, Clerk in the Chief Clerk’s Office, Supreme Court,     I give and bequeath to my daughter Emma and her heirs for ever two thirds of the rents, issues and profits of the houses and land purchased by me from    English at present in the occupancy of James Bayley, Esq. and myself-    The remaining one third I give and bequeath to my son George and his heirs for ever which is to be in full of all demands he may have against me-    I give and bequeath to my daughter Emma all my household furniture of what nature or kind soever and any money in my possession or that may be due me leaving to her discretion to give to her brother George such portion thereof as she may deem advisable.    There is a mortgage from my late father to me for one hundred and fifty pounds and upwards on the land and houses at present occupied by my sister Charlotte and tenants which will remain as a claim on his estate when finally adjusted-    Any monies derivable therefrom I leave in equal shares between my son George and my daughter Emma and their heirs.     I appoint Matthew William Walbank Barrister at law to be executor of this my will.    Geo. Anderson (LS)    Signed sealed published and declared by the said George Anderson as and for his last will and testament in my presence who at his request have subscribed my name hereto, Edward Shelly.    October 20th 1858.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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