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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Bernard Calver


Will of William Bernard Calver
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 326 probate year 1874

In re
     William B. Calver deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me William Bernard Calver of St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland gentleman     I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be first paid I give devise and bequeath all my estate lands and tenements monies chattels and effects whatsoever and wheresoever that I may die possessed of or entitled unto to John Calver of St. John’s aforesaid my son with whom I am now living his heirs and assigns for ever for his and their only use and behoof and I appoint the said John Calver sole executor of this my will and I revoke all former wills and codicils by me at any time made.     Witness my hand and seal this twenty second day of September A.D. 1873

William B. Calver (LS)     Signed sealed and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in in our presence and in the presence of each other,
F.B.T. Carter,     John O’Dwyer.     Stephen March.

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. 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 (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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