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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Cuthbert



Will of John Cuthbert
from Newfoundland will books vol 1 pages 69 & 70 probate year 1829 - 1830

In re John Cuthbert       deceased

In the name of God Amen I John Cuthbert of County Meadaro Parish of Marykirk Scotland residing in Saint John's Newfoundland being wake in body but in perfect memory do give and bequeath unto my lawful wife Hanna Cuthbert my whole holdings and effects what remains after my death and the cost of my burial I John Cuthbert do bequeath unto my son William Cuthbert one single shilling until after the death of the said Hannah Cuthbert being the mother of the said William Cuthbert

I John Cuthbert aforesaid do bequeath to my son what property and effects remaing in the possession of Hanna Cuthbert after her death and the cost of her burial

I John Cuthbert do sign and assail being thus my last will and testament granting Hanna Cuthbert the power and authority as executor over my effects and property

I John Cuthbert do grant Hugh Hamlin of Saint John's the aforemention power and athority as executor of my effects and property Given under my hand this seventh day of April 1825. John Cuthbert [LS]
Witness Thomas Hamlin. William Phipard. Sign and seal in the presence of the above.

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.

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Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo

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