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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Manuel Hillier


Will of Manuel Hillier
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 404 probate year 1919

In re Manuel Hillier       deceased

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen. This is the last will and testament of me Manuel Hillier of High Beach, Burin District Newfoundland, Planter.

  1. I give devise and bequeath all my estate, lands and houses situate at the meadow, Lamaline to my son Harold.
  2. I give devise and bequeath to my sons Harold and Stanley in equal shares, the cod trap, with its own special gear and trap boat.
  3. I give devise and bequeath to each of my five daughters, Adelaide, Mary, Margaret, Harriet and Hilda [or such of my daughters as shall survive me] the sum of one hundred dollars each.
  4. I give devise and bequeath to my sons William, Harold and Stanley the remainder of my money [i.e. after paragraph 3 of my will has been complied with] to be shared by them in equal shares.
  5. I give devise and bequeath all my estate, lands, houses, barns beach front and property whether real or personal [except the lands and property bequeathed in the first and second paragraphs of this my will] unto my son Stanley for his sole use and benefit.
  6. I appoint Robert Pitman to be the executor of this my will.

Dated at High Beach this 10th day of April A.D. nineteen hundred and nineteen. Manuel his X mark Hillier. Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament on the date last above written in the presence of us the subscribers who in the presence of the testator and of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as such witnesses. Wm. Y. Pitman. H. Kirby. Witnesses.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 18/19
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Robert Pitman
Dec 30/19.
Estate sworn
at $3515.00



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 29, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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