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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William J. Hervey


Will of William Jeffrey Hervey
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 202 probate year 1835

In re
     William J. Hervey       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me William Jeffray Hervey of Saint John's Newfoundland Merchant. I give devise and bequeath all my estate real and personal of whatever kind and wheresoever situate to my executors hereinafter named, upon trust, that is to say, upon trust to convert the same into money and to invest the proceeds in public or other securities in and upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, in trust to pay the interest and profits arising therefrom year by year to my mother Mary Hervey of the City of London, Widow, during the period of her natural life, and at her decease in trust to pay the principal and interest to and among the children sons and daughters of my sister Henrietta Howard wife of Thomas Howard of Worcester Lime Merchant as they respectively attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter or daughters attain that age or marry. And it is my will that their interests shall respectively vest at my decease. And I do appoint my friend and partner Thomas Holdsworth Brooking of the city of London, Merchant and John Bagley Bland of Saint John's Newfoundland Merchant, executors of this my will.
Given under my hand and seal at Saint John's Newfoundland this twenty second day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. Wm. J. Hervey (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Jaffray Hervey as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness. W.B. Row, of St. John's, Notary Public.   William Lash, Clerk with Robinson, Brooking, Garland & Co.    L. Shea, M.D.

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 9, 2003)

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