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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Fiander


Will of Samuel Fiander
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 178 probate year 1854

In re
     Samuel Fiander      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Samuel Fiander being in full possession of my faculties but fearing this night might put an end to my life do ordain this my last will and testament. I bequeath to God a soul polluted by many sins but I hope purified by Jesus Christ.     I leave to son Samuel Fiander who is my eldest child one hundred pounds sterling that is now lying in the Consolidated £3 per cent annuities.     And likewise all my other effects and property save a suit of new clothes consisting of a jacket vest and trousers which I bequeath to my second eldest son James Fiander. And I appoint the aforesaid Samuel Fiander sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments whatever.
In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and affix my seal this seventh day of May one thousand eight hundred and fifty one.
Samuel X Fiander (LS)
Signed sealed published declared and delivered by the said testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and also in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Owen Pine,     Henry Shepherd.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed 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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