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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Facey


Will of William Facey
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 45 probate year 1917)

In re William Facey       deceased

Know all men by these presents, That I William Facey of Catalina in the district of Trinity Bay, Newfoundland Planter being of sound mind and memory, do make, ordain, and publish, this my last will and testament. 1st I give, devise and bequeath to my three children, namely, Silas Facey, Albert Facey, and Elizabeth House all of my Estate real and personal, to be divided between them in equal proportions, each to have one third part, subject to the following proviso, - 2nd My wife, Eliza Facey, is to have the use of, and live on said estate, during her natural life, In the event of her marrying again, the property to revert immediately to my three children as above. 3rd I do hereby appoint my son Silas Facey to be my Executor. In witness whereof I, the said, William Facey, have hereto set my hand and seal. This Twenty-fourth day of November 1900. William his X mark Facey (L?S)

Signed sealed and declared by the said William Facey, as his last will and testament in presence of us, who in his presence, and in the presense of each other, and at his request, have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses Aubrey J. Crocker William S Crocker

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 28/17
Kent J
Nov 29/17
to Silas
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 and Eric Weller

REVISED: September 7, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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