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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Brown


Will of William Brown
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 63-64 probate year 1880

In re
William Brown deceased.

Harbor Grace August 13th 1835     Wheares I William Brown now in my right parts and knowledge do desire this as my last will and testament that all my right title and interest of everything that I owens in this world to be left to Francais Brown my wife for no person or persons to have any claim or call on anything excepting the aforesaid Francais Brown during her life and after her decease I do desire that Philip Brown to have halfe of the inside garden and to take his choice the other halfe to be divided between George Brown my son and Frederick Brown my grandson    the fishing room to be divided in three eaqual parts but Philip to have his choice first and George second and Frederick Brown my grandson the third    I do desire that all the parties shall show every respect to the aforesaid Francais Brown during her excistence that she is not to want for any nessres as far as layes in there power Or I do further authorise the aforesaid Francais Brown to dispose of all my right title and interest according to her own disposal as Witness this my hand and mark William Brown his X mark    Witness, Joseph Verge,     Mansel Alcock,    Char. Davis.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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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