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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Caroline Churchill



Will of Caroline Churchill
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 452 probate year 1920

In re Caroline Churchill       deceased

In the name of God Amen, I Caroline Churchill of Portugal Cove Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Widow of the late Henry Churchill of the same place being of sound mind and memory to hereby make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament as follows: I hereby give and devise to my nephew William Henry Churchill, son of Jonathon of Portugal Cove Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland all my property consisting of land and house which now stands thereon. The said land is in two parts. One part consisting of about two acres on which the house stands, bounded by Mr. Richard King's property the main road Mr. Murray's property and Grayman's Board. The other part also, consisting of two acres on the back or South Side of Grayman's Board. Bounded on the South by Western Gully Road, on the West by Martin Bolger's Road on the North by Mr. William Fry's and on the East by Peter Churchill's Property. All the above property I hereby give and bequeath to my nephew William Henry Churchill aforesaid.
Caroline Churchill her X mark

Signed and declared by the above named Caroline Churchill as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who, at her request, have signed as witness to the same this 11th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen. H. C. Hussey. Jonathan Churchill his X mark.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 14/20
Kent J.
adm cta
granted to
William Henry
May 19/20.
Estate sworn
at $140.00



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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