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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Hayward


Will of William Hayward
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 179 probate year 1834

In re
     William Hayward       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me William Hayward of the town of Saint John's Newfoundland Notary Public, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Rebecca all and singular my worldly goods, chattels, credits, monies at interest under Government security or otherwise, household furniture and all my property whatsoever of every description, the same to be at her own disposal, and I appoint my said wife executrix of this my last will and testament. Dated at Saint John's Newfoundland Sepr 23rd 1824. William Hayward (LS) Sealed & delivered in presence of Geo. Lilly, Not. Pub.   George C. Hayward.

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 (February 18, 2003)

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