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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Esau Fowler


Will of Esau Fowler
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 10 & 11 probate year 1913

In re Esau Fowler      deceased.

In the name of God. Amen. I Esau Fowler of Chamberlains Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland. Farmer being weak of Body but of perfect mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and Testament That is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hands of Almighty god that gave it and my Body I commend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England nothing doubting but at the general Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form
First I give to my beloved wife Rebecca my dwelling house and furniture my stable cellar and all outbuildings. My horse carriage cart and all my land near the house and all my land inside while she holds my name but the inside land she may sell or any part of it she needs while she lives; and after my wife's second marriage Charlotte Maud Fowler daughter of my brother Joseph Fowler shall own all but shall have no claim while she lives and holds my name. But the said Charlotte Maud Fowler shall do all she can for her in her old age if she needs it, my money in the Government Saving Bank and in Bank of Montreal I give to my beloved wife and if any of my money remains in those Banks after her decease it shall belong to Charlotte Maud Fowler said daughter of my brother Joseph Fowler.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of November A.D. one thousand nine hundred and nine - Esau Fowler - (L.S.)
Signed Sealed pronounced and declared by the said Esau Fowler in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses W. Swansborough.     William J. Healey

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Mar 7/13
C. J.
Adm. C.t.a.
Mar 19/13
to Rebecca
Robert Fowler
Robert B.
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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 15, 2002

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