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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Hollett


Will of Samuel Hollett
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 94 & 95 probate year 1830.

In the Estate of
     Samuel Hollett       deceased.

Adams Cove February 4th In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. In the Name of God Amen, I Samuel Hollett of Adams Cove in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being weak in body, but of perfect mind and memory do make this as my last will and testament.
Item. I give to my wife Elizabeth Hollett one fourth part of my room situate in Adams Cove aforesaid, my house with all the furniture together with all my live stock, to be hers during her natural life and at her decease to be disposed of as she may think fit.
Item I give the remaining three parts of my room to my three sons, Joseph John and Samuel to be equally divided among them, together with an equal share in what may be left of boat crafts and fishing utensils on the event of my wife's death but should they leave their mother previous to her demise they shall take no part of these articles with them or any thing at present belonging to the room. The stage and flake shall be also equally divided among my three sons above named reserving a fourth part as before stated to my wife.
Item. I give to my son Joseph my sealing gun, now in possession of George Moulton my son in law.
This I declare to be my last will and testament by hereunto affixing my hand and seal at Adams Cove on the day and year above named. Samuel Hollett his x mark and seal (LS)
Witnesses present at the making said will. Robert Baggs of Adams Cove.    R. T. Knight of Black Head.

Certified Correct
D. M. Browning

A note later supplied by Bess Gillett: George Molten (Moulton) was born in 1794 in Wareham, Dorset and he married Sarah Hollett. (The marriage took place in Adam's Cove.) Sarah Ann Moulton was their last child b. 1845 in Pouch Cove. She's the one who married James Gillett then Ezra Churchill. Most of the children were born in Adam's Cove and Biscayan Cove, the last two were born in Pouch Cove. Sarah Ann's oldest brother, Thomas, was the fellow that had some sons and I believe one cousin who moved to Burgeo and started the Moulton empire there. I was told that Sarah Ann's nephew was Robert Moulton of Burgeo who was into the cod oil business, became a politician and died in New York.

Sarah Ann Gillett (nee Moulton b. 1845 in Pouch Cove, widow of James Gillett of Exploits) was the 2nd wife of Ezra Churchill. James and Sarah married in Nov. 1865 and the marriage of Ezra and Sarah occurred circa 1870. (Sarah Ann Moulton Churchill was my ggrandmother. - Bess Gillett [for email address, please check the contributor's page])



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 (January 16, 2003)

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