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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Beauchamp


Will of William Beauchamp
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 465 probate year 1845

In re
     William Beauchamp       deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I William Beauchamp of Barened Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being in a declining state of health but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner following that is to say, I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to a pew situated in the Church at Barened with my bed and bedding and chest unto William Henry Lacely, I give and bequeath all my right title and interest in and to all money goods chattels and anything else which I possess unto John Beauchamp my nephew and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint Mr. Thomas Bartlett Senr of Barened and Mr. G. Heath of the same place executors of this my will.
In witness whereof I the said testator William Beauchamp have to this my last will & testament set my hand and seal this eleventh day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty four. William his x mark Beauchamp (LS)
Signed sealed & declared by the said testator Wm. Beauchamp as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto. Jacob Bishop.     Geo. Heath.
N.B. There is also a gun of mine in possession of Nathaniel French which is to become the property of my nephew Jno Beauchamp after my decease.

Certified Correct,
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 (April 16, 2003)

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