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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Walter Robert Brown



Will of Walter Robert Brown
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 88 & 89 probate year 1913

In re Walter Robert Brown      deceased.

I Walter Robert Brown of Bishops Harbour in the district of Bonavista and the Province of Newfoundland Trader being of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory life do therefore make and declare this to be my last will and Testament that is to say

  • First - I bequeath to my wife Martha Ann Brown the dwelling house and land connected therewith which we now occupy as a homestead and all household goods which shall be at my death in or about my dwelling house or the outbuildings or grounds thereof I also bequeath to my wife my shop and all that is in it. Money and all securities for money. After my Creditors are paid. I also bequeath to my wife my gardens, stores, Boat, my flake, part of wharf & stage and all that I possess in connection therewith.
  • Second - should my wife marry she shall give up all claim to the aforesaid property to my children except they be all dead before her marriage
  • Third. I hereby appoint Kenneth Brown to be my executor of this my last will and Testament.

In witness whereof I the testator have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eleven a former will made by me is destroyed - Walter Robert Brown -
Signed Sealed and declared by the testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us both who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Theodore Brown     John Brown Jr.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
July 18/13
July 19/13
to Kenneth
sworn at



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 July 11, 2002

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