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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Churchill



Will of Samuel Churchill
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 428 to 430 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Samuel Churchill       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Samuel Churchill of 26 Freshwater Road St. John's Newfoundland Carpenter.
I give and bequeath to my son Ambrose and to my son William Henry, share and share alike, all that piece and parcel of land on the south side of the Topsail Road in the village of Topsail, upon which I have permitted them to build each a house, and to their heirs and assigns respectively for ever.
To my grandson Ernest St. Clare Churchill, the whole of my piece or parcel of land on the north side of the said Topsail Road on which I used to reside, I give and bequeath to him, his heirs, and assigns for ever.
The water-side property bounded on the north by the water of Conception Bay, I give and bequeath to my grandson, Samuel Augustus Churchill, his heirs and assigns for ever.
My property on the spruce Hill road bounded on the north by the local road; on the south by land in the occupation of Elijah Snow; on the east by spruce Hill road, and on the west by land formerly occupied by the late Reverend Charles Pallainet(?) - I give and bequeath to my two sons, Ambrose and William Henry Churchill, share and share alike, my son Ambrose taking the southern moiety and my son William Henry, the northern moiety, their heirs and assigns for ever.
My other piece of property on the said Spruce Hill road, bounded on the north by land occupied respectively by Robert Mercer and Solomon Conley on the south by land lately in the occupation of the late Reverend Charles Pallainet(?); on the east by Spruce Hill road aforesaid; and on the west by land in the aforesaid; and on the west by land in the occupation of George Chester, the said western boundary being twenty two yards or thereabouts west of the river called Fowler's River. I give and bequeath as follows:
to my daughter Emily her heirs and assigns for ever, four acres as nearly as may be, out off from the south end and running from the Spruce Hill road to the western boundary;
to my daughter Lydia, two acres, her heirs and assigns for ever;
to my daughter Alice her heirs and assigns for ever, two acres;
and the remainder thereof I give devise and bequeath to my said two sons Ambrose and William Henry, share and share alike, their heirs and assigns for ever. I desire that the latter portion of my property on Spruce Hill be divided respectively among my sons and daughters aforesaid so as to give to each of them respectively a proportionate access to the said river, together with a proportionate frontage on Spruce Hill road.
And I hereby appoint my two sons Ambrose & William Henry executors of this my will and declare it to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand this twenty seventh day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine Samuel his X mark Churchill
signed and delivered by the said Testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, and at his request, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Edward (?)Lotwood Archdeacon of Newfoundland Labrador.
Arthur W. Miller Draper St. John's.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Samuel Churchill
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 10. 05
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
on the 10 day
of January
A.D. 1905 to
Ambrose &
William Churchill



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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