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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Jabez J. Butler
Will of Jabez J. Butler
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 263 & 264 probate year 1922
In re JABEZ J. BUTLER. DECEASED.
I Jabez J. Butler of Bell Island in the Island of Newfoundland, farmer, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
- I hereby appoint my son James Richard Butler to be my Executor of this my last will directing him to pay all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses out of my estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
- After the payment of my said debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate which I may now or hereafter be possessed of or interested in in the manner following, that is to say.
- I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Ann the sum of One thousand dollars together with horse cows and sheep.
- I give devise and bequeath to my oldest daughter Mary Prudence Wells the sum of One hundred dollars together with a piece of land situate at Clare's Beach bounded and measuring as follows On the North bounded by Lodge Lane extending West to Filliers, on the East by Main Road it measuring Twenty five feet (25) on the South by property of testator and extending West to Filliers and on the West by Fillier and to measure Twenty five feet (25)
- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Edith Porter the sum of One hundred dollars together with that piece of land at Clarke's Beach beginning at Caleb Butler corner extending Southernly to the Railroad track thence Western to cellar and thence Northern to Caleb Butlers property. I also bequeath to my daughter Edith the cellar built on said land.
- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Jessie Bray the sum of One hundred dollars together with that triangular piece of land situate at Clarke's Beach lying to the East of Railroad track.
- I give devise and bequeath to my son Reuben that piece of land situate at Clarke's Beach lying to the South of Salvation Army Barracks together with the sum of Fifty dollars (50)
- I give devise and bequeath to my daughter in law Catherine Butler wife of my son James Rich all that piece of land situate at the East of Bell Island bounded by Beach Road and to her heirs and assigns for ever.
- I give devise and bequeath all the rest of my property not hereinbefore bequeathed at Clarke's Beach to my son James Rich consisting of fishing property, pasture lands, Glam Property, Dwelling House and the land on which it is built.
All the residue of my estate not hereinbefore disposed I give and devise and bequeath to my son James Rich and his heirs. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty second day of January in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty one. JABEZ J. BUTLER.
Signed published and declared by the said Jabez J. Butler the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who present together at the same time and in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the due execution thereof. Walter Squire. William Edward Fillier.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 16/22
to James R.
|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. |
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