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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Garland Sr.


Will of Henry Garland Sr.
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 79 & 80 probate year 1830.

In the Estate of
     Henry Garland Sr.       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Henry Garland Senr of Lower Island Cove Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, make this my last will and testament. I resign my soul to its Creator, in all humble hopes of its future happiness as in the disposal of a Being infinitely good, as to my body my will is that it be buried in a Christian like manner. I hereby make and appoint my particular friends John Barclay Physician, and William Broderick my executors.

  • 1st I bequeath to my beloved wife, the possession of this fishing room and plantation during her natural life and then to be equally divided between James and John my two sons and to them and their heirs for ever, that is to say James is to have my part of the old stage with the Western part of the flake as far as the old usual bridge, with the cellar. And all the lower ground with the new house, and the one fourth part of the upper garden; and to my son John I bequeath my part of the little stage and from the usual old Bridge as far as Robert Normore's Room, together with the fish store, and three quarters of the upper ground, and Stacks Plantation to be equally divided between them.
  • 2dly to my son Henry I bequeath a spot of land situate near Sparks House formerly purchased from Christopher Harris, with my Bible.
  • 3dly to my son Thomas a large standing Chest, and a pair of silver Buckles.
  • 4thly to my son William a feather bed and bedding.
  • 5thly the residue of the furniture now remaining to be at the disposal of my beloved wife.
  • 6thly my two sons already mentioned in this will James & John to remain with their mother during her life and provide for the two younger children.

This is my last will and testament Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed this 17th day of May 1823. Henry Garland Senr (LS)   William Broderick.

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 and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 21, 2002)

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