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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Dorcas Hellier



Will of Dorcas Hellier
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 273 probate year 1922


This is the last Will and Testament of me Dorcas Hellier of Griquet in the District of St. Barbe. Widow of Simeon Hellier deceased I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Emma Quinton nee Hellier my Bed and Bedding and Bedsted and my two Trunks and what ever they contain my washstand Jug & Basin my Side board and what it contains any my Big Lamp and one Couch one Rocking Chair one High Back Chair and the Stove in the dining room And I bequeath to Esaw Hellier my son my Large Bible and Garland Hellier's Likeness and I give and bequeath all the rest of the property besides those things I have mentioned. House and what it contains Stage Stores and Fishing Property unto my son Solomon Hellier absolutely and I appoint my said Son Solomon Hellier sole executor of this my will and revoke all previous wills by me made and declare this writing to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this Seventh day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and Nineteen DORCAS her X mark HELLIER    Henry Meir witness
Signed by the said Dorcas Hellier the testator in our presence who in her presence and in the presence of each other, at the same time subscribed our names as witnesses. Henry Weir Fisherman    Alex Pilgrim Fisherman.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct 19/22
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Solomon
Oct 20/22
Estate sworn
at $1350.00



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 2, 2002

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