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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Anthony W. Godfrey


Will of Anthony William Godfrey
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 337 probate year 1840.

In re
     Anthony W. Godfrey      deceased.

In the name of God Amen I Anthony Wm. Godfrey being weak in body but of sound mind bequeath my soul to God my body to the earth My temporal goods I freely dispose of as follows all my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid out of my wordly property and after which I will and bequeath to the Rev. Thos. Waldren the sum of ten pounds currency to celebrate Masses and other spiritual services I will and bequeath a plantation in Cats Cove to Thos. Ryan also my claim on Thos. Curtis's house in Brigus, also a plantation in Harbour main lately occupied by the same Thos. Ryan also Woodfords Plantation. Signed Anthony Wm. Godfrey Dated this 24th day of May 1840, witnesses Patk L. Power.   Michl McGrath.

Inventory of Goods and chattels to be sold by auction viz, two feather beds and bedsteads, twelve silver table spoons, eighteen silver tea spoons, two silver gravy spoons, two silver cream ladles, one gold watch chain & seal, my cloathes to be given to the poor with the exception of one coat to be given to Thos. Ryan, all they household and culinary furniture not enumerated to be given to Thos. Ryan. Signed Anthony Wm. Godfrey. Dated this 24th day of May 1840. Witnesses, Patk L. Power.     Michl McGrath.

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 (October 30, 2002)

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