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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Clemens



Will of William Clemens
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 440 probate year 1920

In re William Clemens       deceased

This is the last Will and Testament of me William Clemens of Lance Cove Bell Island, Conception Bay, Post Master. I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Clemens the land he now occupies, which has been marked off for him heretofore I also give him the half my granted land on Hogan's Hill, to his heirs, executors, and administrators. I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Calahan the piece of land on which her house is built, and bounded on the South by Mr. George Rees. I also give and bequeath to my daughters Annie Squires and Susanna Hussey a live sheep each. I give and bequeath to my son William Clemens all other land property I possess except before excepted my two together with my dwelling house and furniture barns and outhouses, farming utensils etc, etc. Also the half of my granted land on Hogan's Hill [which is to be divided] to his heirs executors and administrators. And I nominate and appoint Mr. William Hussey executor of this my Will.
Dated this thirtieth [30]th day of November one thousand nine hundred and seven.
William his X mark Clemens.

Signed by the said Testator William Clemens, in our presence who, at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Lemuel Bickford.   William Hussey

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April 8/20
Horwood CJ.
Probate granted
to William Hussey
April 23rd, 1920.
Estate sworn at



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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