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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Harding



Will of William Harding
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 368 & 369 probate year 1904

The last will of William Harding of Holyrood Conception Bay Farmer deceased

I William Harding of Holyrood Conception NFld being of sound mind and memory do make my last will and testament this twenty-third day of June in the year of our lord one thousand nine hundred and three (1903).

  • First I give and bequeth to my son John all the land being S. W. of the present gate at road side on line to S.W. end of old house that was in the garden and on same line to back fence and also my dwelling house.
  • Second I give and bequeath to my son Pat the land lying N.E. of the said lines mentioned above. Also my sea store land is to be eaqully diveded between the two sons menshintined above (John & Pat, any of this land is sold ore rented there is to be two high masses for myself wife and if there is means those two hear are to put a headstone to us I will and bequeth to my daughter in law Elizabeth (wife of Jno.) my bed clock and glass. I give and beaquete to sons Richard and James and my daughters Bridget Marget and Kate one dol $1.00 each to be paid by my sons Jno. an Pat.

Signed sealed and delivered in presence first read over and explanse William his X mark Harding    wit of Michael Rurphy(?)    Jno. his X mark Murphy.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the will of William Harding
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 10th, 1904
Johnson J.
Letters of adm.
Cta. Granted
To John Harding
On the 16th day of
June 1904
Estate sworn



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, Alana Bennett,
Wendy Weller, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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