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Will of Samuel Garland
This the last will and testament of me Samuel garland of Trinity North Side in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, which I do make as follows being of sound mind but weak in body, vizt John Brown of William to have from the stock standing in my name on the books of the Bank of England the sum of fifty pounds currency, together with all household furniture, farm stock and farming utensils remaining on the property conveyed to him by a deed written by B. Sweetland Esqr Stipendiary Magistrate and signed by me, the said Samuel Garland, in presence of George Brown and Thomas Brown, witnesses thereto, but without date, in payment of which said land, houses and property I do hereby acknowledge to have received the sum of five shillings currency- I do also hereby give bequeath and demise to Charles Steel Warren the sum of one hundred pounds currency and to Samuel Piercy son of Joseph the sum of fifty pounds currency in confirmation of the will of my late wife Mary Garland formerly widow Steel the said legacies to be paid from the aforesaid stock standing in my name on the books of the Bank of England less costs of probate etc. etc. and the residue of my said stock to be paid to Catherine Williams, Shipton George, Dorset, England, less proportion of cost of probate. And I do hereby appoint and nominate my trusty and respected friend Gilbert Humphry Cole, Stipendiary Magistrate, as my sole executor.
Samuel X Garland (LS) Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Philip Fowlow, John Fowlow, the same having been read over in presence of the said Samuel Garland and the witnesses in presence of each other this 13th day of October A.D. 1873, G. H. Cole, J.P.
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 or typed 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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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