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Will of Peter Weston Carter
The last will and testament of me Peter Weston Carter late Chief Magistrate for the Central District of Newfoundland. I will devise and bequeath all my undivided share or one third part of the estate and property devised to me by the last will and testament of my late father William Carter Esquire deceased also the dwelling house and premises at present occupied by me to my children and their heirs share and share alike. I will and bequeath all my household furniture and plate to my daughters Sydney Elizabeth and Fanny and their heirs in equal shares. I will and devise to my son-in-law Captain Arthur Bambrick Mitchell all that estate situate at Belle Isle in this District called “Skinners Plantation” in trust to sell and dispose of the same to and for the use and benefit of his daughter Sydney Grace Mitchell and lastly I will and bequeath my gold watch chain and seals to my eldest son William Weston Carter at present residing in the United States of America. And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint Robert Roberts Wakeham Lilly executor of this my will revoking all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal at St. John’s in the Island aforesaid this fourteenth day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy
P. W. Carter (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Peter Weston Carter as and for his last will and testament in our presence and by us signed in the presence of each other as witnesses,
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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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