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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Francis Field


Will of William Francis Field
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 288 probate year 1922


This is the last Will and Testament of me William Francis Field of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Farmer.

  • First, I give, devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Eliza Jane Field all that portion of my land with my Dwelling House and outhouses and other erections thereon and which is now in my occupancy and containing about Ten acres to hold the same during the term of her natural life, and after her death I give and bequeath the same unto my nephew William Vallance Field absolutely.
  • Second. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate I give and bequeath to my said wife Eliza Jane absolutely and forever.
  • Third. I hereby nominate and appoint my said wife sole Executrix under this my said will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland this Seventh day of June One thousand nine hundred and Twenty two. WILLIAM F. his X mark FIELD
Signed by the said Testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Having first been read over and explained to the Testator who appeared perfectly to understand the same and who signed the same by making his mark thereto in our presence. J.A. Clift.    E.S. Pinsent.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 30/22
Horwood CJ
Probate granted
to Eliza Jane
Field Dec 4/22
Estate sworn
at $1750.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 2, 2002

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