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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (B)
William Beaton

 

 

Will of William Beaton
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 169 probate year 1922

In re WILLIAM BEATON.      DECEASED.

I, William Beaton, of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, carpenter, being of sound mind but of poor bodily health, do hereby make my last Will and Testament.

  • I direct that all the debts that I may owe at the time of my death be paid out of the property that I own.
  • I give and bequeath to my wife, Ellen Beaton, the house, barn and land on Strettons Hill, together with the furniture and other effects therein, for her lifetime only, as a means towards her support. At her death the said property is to go to the Presbyterian church at Harbor Grace.
  • I give and bequeath unto the said Presbyterian Church of Harbor Grace, the land on cottage Road, that I purchased from Dr. Scully, St. John's, known as Talbot's property, consisting of dwelling house, barn and land, and which is now owned by me, to be the absolute property of the said Church.
  • I nominate and appoint the Rev. F. S. Coffin, the Pastor of the said Presbyterian Church, to be the Executor of this my last Will and Testament.

Witness my hand at Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, this 16th day of November, 1921. WM. BEATON.
Signed, declared and published as the last Will and Testament of William Beaton who in our presence and in the presence of each of us appended his signature, on the 1st day of November 1921. JAMES CRON.    WILLIAM A. OKE.

CORRECT.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat March 10/22
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Rev. F. S.
Coffin.
March 10/22
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 June 23, 2002

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