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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Sarah Gill Harris


Will of Sarah Gill Harris
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 250-251 probate year 1857

In re
     Sarah Gill Harris      deceased.

This is the last will of me Sarah Gill Harris of St. John's Spinster I give and devise to my sister Hannah Carnell of St. John's Widow and to Sarah Ann the wife of Charles Collyer and their heirs (as tenants in common) the house and garden and twenty feet of the meadow which I now occupy- the remaining part of the said meadow with the house occupied by Nicholas Ward and Thomas Morrissey I give and devise to Jessie daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Kendall and her heirs for ever,- the houses and gardens occupied by Burke and Aylward and the small house and garden occupied by Mary Terry I give and devise to my niece Mary Jane Carnell and her heirs for ever The houses and gardens held by Ann Aylward and Robert Edy(?) I give and devise to my niece Hannah Jane Carnell and her heirs for ever     held by me in Government debentures I dispose of as follows- One hundred pounds thereof to my nephew John Joseph Carnell and the other hundred pounds thereof to my sister Hannah Carnell.     The nine shares held by me in the stock of the St. John's Gas Light Company I give and beneath to my nephew Samuel George Carnell, the same to be in lieu and discharge of all monies now due and owing by me to him.     I appoint the said Samuel George Carnell sole executor of this my will.
Sarah Gill her X mark Harris.
Signed, published and declared by the said testatrix as her last will in our presence who, in his presence, have hereto subscribed our names at St. John's this 27th day of February A.D. 1856 having been previously read over and explained to testatrix, Hugh W. Hoyles,     Chas. H. Simms.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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