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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William R. Anderson


Will of William R. Anderson
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 457 probate year 1920

In re William R. Anderson       deceased

The last will and testament of me William R. Anderson, Fisherman of Otters Point in the Dt of Burgeo & LaPoile. I will and bequeath all monies in the Bank of Nova Scotia at Burgeo to my three grandchildren in equal part Eleanor A. Anderson. Charles Anderson. Thomas J. Anderson. I desire this money to remain at interest in Bank for fifteen years. Should the grand children be in want the income may be used for their support and my executor is requested to use even more if required for their support. I leave this to his judgment. I hereby appoint and request Samuel R. Collier to act as the executor to my estate. Witness my hand and seal this fourteenth day of October one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. Sgd William X R. Anderson. Signed and sealed in the presence of us and at his request after having first been read over to him in our presence. George X Parsons. George X Anderson.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 22/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Samuel
A. Collier
May 25/20.
Estate sworn
at $1803.00



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

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

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