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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (B)
Margery Butler


Will of Margery Butler
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 598 & 599 probate year 1850

In re
     Margery Butler      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Margery Butler of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Widow being sick but of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of life do make and publish this my last will and testament and first I desire that after my death my body shall be decently interred and that all my just and lawful debts be paid. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Butler all my right and title to the house I now occupy situated on the Marsh and leased from Ellis Estate together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging and all my furniture bed and bedding and I also give devise and bequeath all other property whether real or personal and of which I may be the owner unto my said daughter Jane Butler to have and to hold the same unto the said Jane Butler her heirs and assigns for ever. And lastly I appoint Charles McCarthy executor of this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland this eleventh day of June A.D. 1850. Margery Butler (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Margery Butler as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us and in the presence of each other having been first read over slowly, William Cummins,     Michael Neile.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 14, 2003)

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