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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George P. Holbrook


Will of George P. Holbrook from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 114-115 probate year 1852
(The will index says this will was probated in 1832 but it is located in the index with wills probated in 1852, including the will of his wife)

In re
     George P. Holbrook      deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I George Papps Holbrook, Esq. Surveyor General of Newfoundland being in sound mind and disposing body and now in an infirm state of health by the blessings of the Almighty in whose hands we now are by this my last will and testament will and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife Ruth Sidney Holbrook all I possess in this world to be by her disposed of for the benefit of herself and our beloved children Eunice Isabella, Sarah Sidney, George James Pearle, as she may think proper at any or at all time and times. And I further will and bequeath all sum or sums of money, goods, chattels, houses, lands and all other property whatsoever that may hereafter be found to belong to me or my estate in like manner to my aforesaid dearly beloved wife, Ruth Sidney Holbrook to be by her disposed of for the benefit of herself and our beloved children Eunice Isabella, Sarah Sidney George James Pearle in such manner as she may deem proper at any time and times. With fervent prayers to the Almighty to prosper and protect my beloved wife Ruth Sidney Holbrook and our dearly beloved children through this life and to keep them in true principles of Christianity I hereunto subscribe my name and affix my seal at St. John's Newfoundland this twenty ninth day of December in the year of our Lord and Saviour one thousand eight hundred and thirty one.
Geo. P. Holbrook (LS)
Witnessed signed and sealed in our presence & in the presence of each other this 29th day of Decr. 1831 at St. John's Newfoundland, Jas. Pearl, Frederic H. Carrington, A.B. Rector of St. John's, G.W. Blamey.
To this my last will and testament I appoint my beloved wife Ruth Sidney Holbrook before mentioned sole executrix, St. John's Newfdland 29th December 1831
Geo. P. Holbrook.
Witnessed by
Jas. Pearl, Frederic H. Carrington, A.B. Rector of St. John's, G.W. Blamey.

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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013 AST)

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