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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Bourden



Will of William Bourden
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 547 probate year 1920

In re William Bourden       deceased

This is my last and only will and testament made by me at Jenkin's Cove, Twillingate, Nfld. On this Fourteenth day of November 1919 A.D. in the presence of witnesses, I now will and bequeath my Fishing Property, boats etc to my son Ashley William Bourden, to be owned by him at my death. My house and contents situate in Jenkins Cove and all lands and outhouses connected therewith and also land situated between Hawkin's land & Smiths Road, also a piece of land siyuated in Durrells Arm, all lands connected with my room in Jenkin's Cove, I will and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth Hawkins Bourden to be hers as long as she lives and at her death, said property shall be owned by my son Ashley William. I further will that all my money in the home and in the Bank of Nova Scotia, Twillingate, do forthwith at my death become the property of my wife. The proceeds of this summers voyage 1919, shall go to meet all outstanding bills, and to purchase provisions for the home for the coming winter, the balance of money to be equally divided between my wife and my son Ashley William.     William Bourden.
Signed in the presence of Stephen Hawkins.    Josiah Hawkins. Witnesses Robert Linfield    Stanley Parsons.    I.S. LeDrew. M.D.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 1/20
The Chief Justice
Adm. cta
Granted to Ashley
Wm. Bourden
Dec 2/20
Estate sworn
at $3395.47



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 24, 2002


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