Presented by the
Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site
to assist you in researching your Family History

Click on the graphic below to return to the NGB Home Page
Newfoundland's Grand Banks

To contribute to this site, see above menu item "About".

These transcriptions may contain human errors.
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.

A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Frank Harris


Will of Frank Harris
from Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 391-392 probate year 1916

In re
      FRANK HARRIS       deceased.

      In the name of God Amen the 5th day of November one thousand nine hundred and fourteene    I Frank Harris of New Chelsea Newfoundland Fisherman being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the body knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament;    that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting: but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I demise and dispose of the same in following manner and form:-

      First I give and bequeath to my onley beloved son Alfred Frank Harris my earthley estate that I know hold and possess That is to say all the land that I know own and occupies cleared and uncleared my dwelling house and all house holde effects excepting one bed the one bed to be to my beloved daughter Hannah Pynn the stable shop and all out Houses together with horses carts and harnesses is to be my beloved son Alfred Frank Harris also my carrige of which my daughter Hannah Pynn is to own one half of it and my sone Alfred Frank Harris the other half and if the carig is to be sold Hannah Pynn is to have one half of the money realized and Alfred Frank Harris is to have one half that is to be eaqulay diviged and my daughter Hannah Pynn is to have the use of the carrag when ever she needs it and all my Fishing Property that is to say two Cod Traps and theire outfit and Trap Boat all of which is to be my sons Alfred Frank Harris and he is to support his mother my wife and keepe a comfortable home for her and well care for her as long as she lives or rems a widdow and also my beloved daughter Clarer if she looses her Health and Have to return home she is to live in my dwelling House as long as she lives and remains unmarried also if my son Alfred Frank Harris don’t treat his Mothe and sister Clarer in the way that I have mentioned in this my last will and testament He will forfit all Legal Claim to my Property and if He is to forfit his claim the whole of my Property will be equally divided between my two daughters Hanah Pynn and Clarah Harris
Also all of my Carpenters tools of all decrpions is to be my son Alfred Frank Harris and all Property and Tools to be his as long as he live and His children for ever after him this my last will and testament will ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness where of I have hereunto set my Hand and seal the Fifth day of November one Thousand Nine Hundred and Fourteen Singned Frank his X mark Harris    I here by appoint John M. Harris executor to my will Witnesses John M. Harris X Wilfred Pynn     Jordan Harris

Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin of this will)
May 9/16
Kent J.
May 25/16
granted to
John M
Estate sworn
at $995.00



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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

Newfoundland's Grand Banks is a non-profit endeavor.
No part of this project may be reproduced in any form
for any purpose other than personal use.

JavaScript DHTML Menu Powered by Milonic

© Newfoundland's Grand Banks (1999-2019)

Hosted by
Chebucto Community Net

Your Community, Online!

Search through the whole site
[Recent] [Contacts] [Home]