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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Carter


Will of William Carter
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 218 probate year 1871

In re
     William Carter deceased.

In the name of God Amen,     I William Carter of Ship Island Greenspond, Bonavista Bay, Planter, being of sound mind and memory but weak in body do make this my last will & Testament in which I bequeath to my wife Mary Ann Carter to hold as long as she remains a widow, my share of all the property held jointly by Fredric James Carter my second son and myself, viz: A House garden ground & fishing room & stage & flake in our own use; a house in the occupation of Mr. Long with garden attached a house & shop two stores two wharves and a garden in the occupation of Mr. Smallwood, together with our fore & aft schooner “Mary Green” & all twines, lines, nets & whatever I die possessed of (the said Mary Ann Carter I do make my sole executrix) to be held for her own and the children’s benefit, Ship Island, Aug. 24th 1870.

Signed William Carter.     The above was read over and signed in our presence whose names are attached, Wm. Lang,     John Goodacre Cragg, Incumbent of Greenspond.

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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