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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Bowcock


Will of Samuel Bowcock
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 266 probate year 1914

In re
      SAMUEL BOWCOCK       deceased.

      New Ferry January 17, 1912. This is my last will and testament and by it I leave the whole of my property of every kind & description whatever to my wife Jane Bowcock for her absolute use and disposal. And I appoint said Jane Bowcock to be sole executor of this my will in proof Witnes this my signature dated January 17th 1912.    S. Bowcock.     Witnesses Joseph Mealor, Mary Ellen Irvine.

Codicil March 14th 1912 I hereby appoint Jos Storton Ellismor Port to be joint executor with Mrs. Bowcock of this will    S. Bowcock     Witness March 14th Mary Ellen Irvine.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Sept 28/14
Septr 29/14
granted to
Jane Bowcock
(reserving the
rights of Jas S.
E. Port the other
Estate sworn
at $2020.00



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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