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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Susanna Heighington


Will of Susanna Heighington
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 224 probate year 1836

In re
     Susanna Heighington       deceased.

I Susanna Heighington of the Parish of Saint Augustine in the city of Bristol Widow being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding do this twenty ninth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say I give to Mary Donaldson a suit of Mourning I give and bequeath unto my sister Catherine Ash of Trinity Bay Newfoundland my estate situated at Mosquito Point the property of the late Convoy Heighington Esquire situated on the south side of Harbor Grace for her life only and I give to my said sister the rents of all my other houses in Newfoundland during her life also and at her decease the rents of the said estate and estates to be equally divided between her children Sarah Cross of Newfoundland and Susanna Lander of the Town and County of Poole during their respective lives and at the decease of one of them a moiety of the said estate to go to the child or children of the person so dying and her or their heirs or tenants in common and on the death of the other of them the moiety to go to her child or children and his her or their heirs as tenants in common and all the rest and residue of my monies and personal estate I give to my nieces Sarah Cross and Susanna Lander equally between them charged and chargeable with the payment of my debts and funeral expenses And I make constitute and appoint my said nieces Sarah Cross and Susanna Lander joint executrixes of this my last will and testament in trust for the purposes before mentioned and I direct and authorise them to reimburse themselves respectively out of my estate and effects all such costs charges and expenses as they shall or may respectively sustain or be put unto in the execution of the trusts of this my will and I revoke all former wills and bequests by me heretofore at any time made and declaring this and no other to be my last will and testament
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written. Susanna Heighington (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Susanna Heighington the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. Edward Burgess.   Thomas Griffin.   Margaret Gauntlett.

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 (March 10, 2003)

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