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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Butt


Will of Robert Butt
from Newfoundland will books volume 6 page 486 probate year 1899

Last will and Testament of
Robert Butt of Western Bay N.D.
Planter deceased

      This is to certify that I Robert Butt of Western Bay by the help of God and with a right mind, do hereby make my will and make over my estate to my wife and five daughters. Naimly Abigail Coummey is to have all my property viz houses land two boats nets and material as to the fishery. One half the potatoes in the cellar all my clothing and fineture horse cow sheep & etc.    My wife is to have the same liberty and fair play as she always had as long as she lives here and not to be controlled. She is not to remove anything from the houses or land. She is to have one half the potatoes in the cellar and all the goods opened and not opened except what will be made use of in the house through the winter and spring, the cod fish and cod oil that is on hand the money that is now on Rev. Jabez Hill’s hands belong to me is to pay Ayre & sons if any remain pay it over to my wife also she is to have her bed and bedding - Emma Coummey is to have twenty dollars cash. Floria Hudson is to have twenty dollars cash. Trefania Forword twenty dollars cash Eliza Millar twenty dollars cash. Robert Millar son of Joseph Millar is to have ten dollars cash. James R. B. Coummey is to have my watch - and Edmund Butt will see it divided and each one satisfied according to my will. (Sgd) Robert his X mark Butt. Witness (sgd) Edmund Butt (sgd) Eli Coummey -    Western Bay. January 12th 1899.

      I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Robert Butt deceased

D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
J. I. Little
C. J.
granted to
Edmund Butt
the Exor.
Nov. 8: 1899
sworn under



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