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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Peter Bennett


Will of Peter Bennett
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 70 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Peter Bennett       deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me Peter Bennett of Burin in the Southern District of Newfoundland Blacksmith I give, divide and bequeath my estate and property as follows That is to say I give and bequeath to my wife Catherine Bennett all my real and personal estate of every description absolutely for her sole use and benefit and I appoint my said wife to be the Executrix of this my will and revoke all previous wills by me at any time heretofore made by me and declare this writing to be my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this eighth day of September Anno Domini nineteen hundred and four. Peter Bennett.
Signed by the said Peter Bennett, the Testator in presence of us present at the time who in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses. Having been first read over and explained to the said Testator who seemed to understand the same perfectly. Geo. N. Bartlett Merchant.    Charles Butler. Blacksmith.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Peter Bennett deceased.
End DMB      D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
Sept. 11/06
W.H. Horwood
granted to
Bennett on the
7th day of
September, 1906
Estate sworn
at $2300.00



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 25, 2002)

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