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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Benjamin Billard



Will of Benjamin Billard
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 213 probate year 1922


This is the last Will and Testament of me, Benjamin Billard, of Port aux Basques in the Electoral District of Burgeo and LaPoile in the Island of Newfoundland, Mariner. I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estate of every description unto my wife Catherine Billard, absolutely. And I appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my Will, and revoke all previous Wills by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this writing to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand this Second day of October, in the year One thousand nine hundred and fourteen. BENJAMIN BILLARD.
Signed by the said Benjamin Billard in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other at the same time, subscribe our name as witnesses
Robert T. Squarey Channel N.F. Stipendiary Magistrate.
Reuben Bennett Channel NFLD Chairman Road Board.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 6/22
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Catherine
June 8/22
Estate sworn
at $2800.00



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 May 26, 2002

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