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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Clark


Will of Ann Clark Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 277 & 278 probate year 1838

In re
     Ann Clark       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Ann Clark Senr of Twillingate in the Island of Newfoundland, made whilst of sound mind memory and understanding. First, I will that all my just debts, funeral expenses & the cost & charges of proving this my will be duly paid and satisfied. Also, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son, John Clark, the sum of five shillings of the currency of this country, to be paid to him as soon as demanded after my decease. Also I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Reuben Clark the sum of five shillings of the currency of this country to be paid to him as soon as demanded after my decease. Also, I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William Clark, the sum of twenty five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain. Also, I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Lydia Colbourne, wife of John Colbourne and my beloved daughter Ann Talbott, the remainder of what money I may be possessed of either here or in England (after the expenses of proving this my will and testament my funeral expenses & the several legacies herein before mentioned are paid) to be equally divided between them the aforesaid Lydia Colbourne and Ann Talbott. Also I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Lydia Colbourne wife of John Colbourne & Ann Talbott my beloved daughters; the whole of my wearing apparel and household goods to be equally divided between them. Also I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid John Clark, Reuben Clark, William Clark, Lydia Colbourne and Ann Talbott, the whole of my books to be equally divided amongst them. And I do here by nominate constitute and appoint John Colbourne and Joseph Colbourne both of Twillingate executors of this my last will and testament revoking all and every former and other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this only to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Ann Clark Sr. (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by Ann Clark Senr as her last will and testament on the day of the date above written in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto (where no stamps are used) subscribed our names. George O. Every.    Richd Newman.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 12, 2003)

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