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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Bartlett


Will of William Bartlett
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 245-246 probate year 1857

In re
     William Bartlett      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of William Bartlett (son of William) of Brigus in Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, made this fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven.     Firstly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachel Bartlett all my worldly possessions of whatsoever kind, my house, lands, boats, nets, seines, household furniture and every thing else belonging to me into whose hands the same can or may be found -it is understood nevertheless that my granddaughter daughter of my late son William Bartlett is to be maintained by my wife out of my property until she attains the age of twenty one or marries and if my wife should depart this life before that period then she is to be maintained out of the property into whose ever hands it might fall until the period aforesaid and if she wishes or demands it at either of the above periods named, say at the age of twenty one or married I give her the garden by Mr. Nathan Percey's old stable to build a house.     Lastly, I make and nominate my wife Rachel Bartlett sole executor to this my last will and testament
William his X mark Bartlett (LS) son of William.
Signed sealed published and declared at Brigus aforesaid (after being read over and explained) in presence of us,
John Leamon, Thomas Chalker.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 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 AST)

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