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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Evans


Will of William Evans
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 139 probate year 1853

In re
     William Evans      deceased.

The last will and testament of William Evans a native of Broadhempston in the County of Devon England but now living and residing at Grand Bank, Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, made and published this thirteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Maria Evans also living at Grand Bank aforesaid all my messuages, lands tenements and hereditaments, consisting of houses, stores, gardens, meadows, beaches, and water side premises situated lying and being in Grand Bank or wherever else situated And I also give and bequeath unto my said wife Maria Evans aforesaid all monies belonging to me the testator wherever it may be or in whosever hands it may be holden at the time of my decease as also all goods and chattels, household furniture, plate, china, apparel and printed books, in fact I give and bequeath unto my wife Maria Evans aforesaid all my real and personal estate of whatever description or wherever it may be unto her for her entire use and benefit, I the said testator do hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written. William Evans (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the above mentioned testator William Evans as for his last will and testament in the presence of us and in the presence of each other and at the request of the testator have subscribed our names as witnesses, Henry Clinton, Surgeon.     Edward Evans, Trader.

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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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