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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(B)
John Balsom

 

Will of John Balsom
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 145 & 146 probate year 1913

In re John Balsom      deceased.

Last Will and Testament This is the last will and Testament of me, John Balsom of Clarenville in the District of Trinity, Newfoundland made this fourth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one I hereby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint my brother, George Balsom of Clarenville in the Electoral District of Trinity Newfoundland to be my executor, and direct that all my debts and Funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath unto my son Arthur Balsom the land on which the house now stands, with the adjoining meadow down to the wharf, including the waterside premises: also the house, including the following furniture, three chairs, a settle, two tables and two boilers: the wood house and stable also a cow a bull and two sheep; And to my son Joseph Balsom all the remaining land surveyed, and duly granted, described in the grant folio 4977 issued 3rd March 1885, (with the exception of that portion of land previously given to my Daughter Thurza Strong) which includes waterside premises on the north side of the granted land.
Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us, present at the same time who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses Geo. Janes,    Jacob Ady,     John Balsom X.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning
Registrar

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Nov 25/13
C.J.
Probate
Dec. 3/13
granted
to George
Balsom
Estate
sworn
at $500.00

 

 

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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 11, 2002

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