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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (C)
William Carson


Will of the Honorable William Carson
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 405 & 406 probate year 1843

In re
     William Carson       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me the Honorable William Carson one of Her Majesty's Executive Council for this colony. Appreciating the kindly and affectionate feelings of my only son Doctor Samuel Carson I deplore their mistaken directions and applications. I do not condemn its injustice but I cannot consent that he should possess any part of my property. I therefore will and direct that all my property both real and personal of all descriptions be divided equally between my five dearly beloved daughters. The evil consequence of the natural feelings being neglected is alway deplorable in the result I therefore invite my children to be kind and affectionate to one another Having cherished for a long period my patriotic feelings for Newfoundland I have endeavoured to erect a fane sacred to virtue - a temple dedicated to fame. I am therefore anxious that "Billes" should remain a monument to my name and an asylum to my family. I therefore implore the persons who may have the direction of my affairs to keep this in mind.
I hereby assign all my property real and personal to Robert R. Wakeham Barrister at law, the Honourable Joseph Noad and to my son-in-law Thomas B. Job Esquire in trust for the equal interests of my said five daughters and the survivor of them and her heirs and I appoint the said Robert R. Wakeham, Joseph Noad and Thomas B. Job executors of this my will. And I revoke all former and other wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this on only to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I the said William Carson have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty three, and in the town of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland where stamps are not used. Will. Carson (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Carson as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto, Joseph Nixon,     Richd Fleming,   Robert R. Wakeham, Not. Pub.

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 and Ivy F. Benoit
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (April 12, 2003)

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