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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (A)
Joseph Antle

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will Joseph Antle
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 536 & 537 probate year 1847.

In re Joseph Antle      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of Joseph Antle of Brigus in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, to my wife Grace Antle I give bequeath and devise for and during the term of her natural life the following property namely all that dwelling house situated on the western side of the Pond at Brigus aforesaid and on the road leading from the Bridge towards the church together with the outhouses, cellar, garden, ground and appurtenances of every nature and kind thereto belonging and also that piece of ground situated in Brigus aforesaid and bounded on the north by the Cupids Road on the south by land in the occupancy of George and Joshua Roberts on the east by land in the possession of the said George and Joshua Roberts and on the west by land in possession of Patrick Hickey and William Field. It is my will that on the decease of my wife the property aforesaid shall descend to Henry Percey Roberts (son of Noah Roberts of Brigus aforesaid) and his heirs, provided always that my wife is to remain in undisturbed possession of all and singular the before recited property during her lifetime. And I hereby authorise constitute and appoint Noah Roberts of Brigus aforesaid Planter to be my executor to carry this my last will and testament into effect. Joseph X Antle (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Antle the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses at Brigus aforesaid on the twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven.
Willm T. Stentaford.   John Roberts.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Joseph Antle from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 121 to 123 probate year 1847.

This is the last will and testament of Joseph Antle of Brigus in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, To my wife Grace Antle I give and bequeath and devise for and during the term of her natural life the following property namely all that Dwelling House situated on the Eastern side of the Pond at Brigus aforesaid and on the road leading from the Bridge towards the church together with the Out Houses, Cellar, Garden and appurtenances of every nature and kind thereto belonging and also that piece of ground in Brigus aforesaid and bounded on the north by the Cupids Road on the south by land in the occupancy of George and Joshua Roberts on the east by land in the possession of the said George and Joshua Roberts and on the west by land in possession of Patrick Hickey and William Field. It is my will that on the decease of my wife the property aforesaid shall descend to Henry Percy Roberts (son of Noah Roberts of Brigus aforesaid) and his heirs, provided always that my wife is to remain in undisturbed possession of all and singular the before recited property during her lifetime. And I hereby authorize constitute and appoint Noah Roberts of Brigus aforesaid Planter to be my executor to carry this my last will and testament into effect. Joseph his X mark Antle
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Joseph Antle the Testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses at Brigus aforesaid on the twentieth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven. Wm T. Stenteford.    John Roberts.

Northern District, Brigus to wit,
This Deponent Wm J. Stenteford of Brigus in the Northern District Clerk of the peace. A subscribing witness to the within will, maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see Joseph Antle the Testator in the within will named duly sign (by putting his mark thereto) seal publish and declare the same to be his last Will and Testament in the presence as well of this Deponent as of John Roberts the other subscribing witness thereto and this Deponent further saith that the said testator at the time of publishing his said will was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of this Deponents judgement and belief. Wm J Stenteford
Sworn before me at Brigus in the Northern District of Newfoundland this Ninth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty seven A.D. 1847
C. Cozens(?)   Commss. of Affts. Supreme Court.

Newfoundland; to wit -
John Roberts of Brigus in the Northern District. Planter. Maketh oath and saith that he is a subscribing witness to the execution of the will of the late Joseph Antle and that he was present when the said will was read over and explained to the said Testator by William J. Stenteford the other subscribing witness thereto and that the said Testator fully understood the meaning and intention thereof - John Roberts.
Sworn before me at St. Johns this 26th day of November A.D. 1847
Rob. R.W. Lilly   Commss.

 

 

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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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