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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Brown



Will of William Brown
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 46 probate year 1917)

In re William Brown       deceased

Ayre Scotland July 6 16
Dear Mother Just to tell you that I am leaving for the front Saturday what money that I have in the bank I leave it to you If I do not come back you will get my bank book from Anderson but perhaps I may come back be sure and keep this. Let me know how you are getting on I would like to send you some money but we don't get much over here. But my money is going on just the same in Grand Falls so good bye

Pte. Wm. Brown to Mrs. Annie Reff

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 1/17
Kent J.
adm cta
Nov 4/17
granted to
Chas White
Chesley Roberts
Chas D Moyne (?)
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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller
REVISED: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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