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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert George Cheaytor



Will of Robert George Cheaytor
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 480 & 481 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Robert George Cheaytor       deceased

In the name of God, Amen. I Robert George Chaytor of Chamberlains, Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, being of perfect mind and memory but very weak in body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament. That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hand of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial, according to the Rites of the Church of England, nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I give, devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form,

  • First, my house and lands where I live, also my sheep and calf, I give to my beloved wife Julia while she lives and holds my name but after her death, or second marriage, the house and land shall belong to my brother Allan Chaytor.
  • Secondly my granted land on Chamberlains Ridge; the part that is cleared and fenced I give to my beloved wife while she holds my name, after that the said piece shall belong to my brothers John and Allan Chaytor. The granted land not cleared, shall after my death, belong to my said brothers John and Allan, but my wife shall have fencing lumber, or fire wood off the said land if she requires it

witness my hand and seal this second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four. Robert George Cheaytor (LS)
Signed and sealed in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses William Swansborough    Arthur Lawler.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Robert George Chaytor.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
April 29/05
Emerson J.
admt. c.t.a.
to Allan
on the 4th
day of May
A.D. 1905


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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 16, 2002

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