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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Julia Henley


Will of Julia Henley
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 426 & 427 probate year 1843

In re
     Julia Henley       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of Julia Henley late of Saint John's in the Central District of Newfoundland, Widow, I give and bequeath to my son William Bickford Henley my mahogany tea table and his father's and mother's likenesses. To my daughter Julia Bickford Hart I give and bequeath my side board and looking glass. To my daughter Eliza Bickford Henley I give and bequeath my feather bed, bedding, best furniture and best quilt. To my daughter Mary Grace Munden I give and bequeath my chest of drawers. To each of my grandchildren I give and bequeath the sum of two pounds. My wearing apparel I desire to be divided equally between my three daughters. And I further desire that after I have been decently and properly intered and all my lawful debts paid the residue of my personal property be divided in equal shares between my children. The property to which I refer is situated in the following manner, viz, Seventy pounds is deposited in the Savings Bank of Saint John's Newfoundland, fifty pounds of which is in my own name and the remaining twenty is deposited in Samuel Henley's name. I also have the sum of twenty pounds in my pocket book, Mr. John Maddox owes me fifteen pounds for which I hold his note of hand which is to be found together with my pocket book, and the Savings Bank note of deposit in the drawer of my side board. And I hereby nominate and appoint Mr. Azariah Munden to be executor of this my will.
Dated this twenty eighth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred forty three. Julia her x mark Henley (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Julia Henley the same having been read over to the said Julia Henley in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereunto on the day of the date above written, William Smith Mills,    William Allan, Witnesses.

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 (April 13, 2003)

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