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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Bartlett
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 86 & 87 probate year 1830.
In the Estate of
William Bartlett deceased.
In the Name of God Amen. I William Bartlett of Brigus Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland; Planter; being weak in body but xx in perfect mind and memory do make this my last will and testament; In manner and form following that is to say; In the first place I commend my soul into the hands of Allmighty God who gave it and my body I commit to the earth to be decently interred with decent Christon like burial at the discretion of my family and friends; And secondly as for all my worldly goods and effects where with it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I give bequeath and dispose of them in manner and form following;
- First I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann Bartlett; the house I now live in with all my propity in it to be hers dureing hir materl life with all the money and household goods therein to give and dispose of them as she thinks proper
- Second I give and bequeath to my son William Bartlett the house in which he now lives in with all the garden ground he now possess with eleven yards of the easterd part of my stage and flake to be his and his hers for ever and half of middow on the hill
- Thirdly I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Bartlett the houe in which he now lives in at present and the garden before the dore where the old house stood and all the garden ground that he now possess with eleven yards of the westard part of the stage and flake to his and his heres for ever.
- Fourthly I give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Bartlett the dwelling house I now lives in after his mother's disease and all the gardens I now possess and the middle part of the x stage equally divided between the three with the remainder part of the middle of the flake 11 yrds alltogether to be his ears and assigns for ever and half the middow on hill with the half of the schooner to be his at my disease and it is my will that the house now building between my two sons Abraham and Joseph Bartlett to be equally divided between them three to be their heres and assigns for ever William Abraham & Joseph Bartlett And it is my will that the flake & stage must be shared according to Charles Carrills misherment and the barkettle is for them in equal share the half which Captain Hantle as in possession
- I give and bequeath to my thre sons William Abraham and Joseph Bartlett all the money that is in Mr. Gunderags hands in England after there is one Head stone or the price of im is taken out the money to equally divided between three remaining;
- I give and bequeath unto William son William Bartlett one feather bead & beding after her disease Ann Barlett;
- I give and bequeath unto Abrahams son John Bartlett one feather bead & beding after here disease Ann Bartlett.
- I give and bequeath unto Joseph son William Bartlett one feather bead & beding after her disease Ann Bartlett;
- The xxx potato sellar is to remain in three equal parts between the three sons W. A. J.
- I give and bequeath to Ann Midkipt one bed & beding after Ann Bartlett's disease.
William his x mark Bartlett (LS)
Wittness present Joseph Bussey Exeter (LS) James Breaker (LS) John Bartlett.
D. M. Browning
|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 and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 21, 2002)
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