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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Gillespie


Will of William Gillespie
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 101 probate year 1830.

In the Estate of

In the name of God Amen. I William Gillespie of Carbonear in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being in poor health of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God do hereby constitute and appoint this my last will and testament and trust it will be received by all as such. With regard to my wordly goods I give and bequeath them as follows.
First I give to my nephew William Gillaspie son of John all my effects moveable and imoveable.
Second to my nephew William Gillaspie son of John all money's due to me I bequeath.
Item I do hereby appoint Samuel Carswell Rumson and Henry Penny of Carbonear aforesaid my true and lawful executors to this my last will & testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the fourth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. William his x mark Gillaspie (LS)
signed & sealed in the presence of Wm. Howell.   Samuel C. Rumson.

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 28, 2002)

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