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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of John Antle
from Newfoundland will books volume 1
pages 363 & 364 probate year 1841
John Antle deceased.
In the name of God Amen. I John Antle of Cerne Abbas in the County of Dorset but now residing at New Perlican Trinity Bay in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind memory and understanding but mindful of my mortality do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say, First I desire that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be fully paid & satisfied & also the proving of this my last will and testament.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my son or reputed son Joseph Antle alias Sullivan four hundred pounds stock in the three per cent now standing in my name upon the books of the Governor & Company of the Bank of England.
Item, I give and bequeath to each of the five children of Isaac and Mary Sanson the sum of twenty pounds sterling to be paid by my executor out of the money now standing in my share upon the books of the Governor & Company of the Bank of England upon their attaining the age of eighteen years.
Item I give and bequeath to my son or reputed son Joseph Antle alias Sullivan any money I may have in the hands of any person or persons at the time of my decease & also the whole of my property in the Island of Newfoundland of what kind & nature soever together with the residue & remainder of my estate & effects wheresoever the same may be found.
Lastly I do appoint my son or reputed son Joseph Antle alias Sullivan to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke all forever will or wills by me made.
In witness whereof I the said John Antle have set my hand & seal this twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.
John Antle (LS)
Signed sealed published & declared by the said John Antle as & for his last will & testament in the presence of us who in his presence & in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, William Bullock, Mary Elizabeth Bullock.
|Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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.
Contributed by Glen C. Bodie (October 2002) & by Judy Benson as part of the wills project
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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