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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Holwell


Will of Samuel Holwell
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 159 & 160 probate year 1833

In re
     Samuel Holwell       deceased.

St. John's Newfoundland. 11 May 1833. In the name of God Amen. I Samuel Holwell Resandant of St. John's Newfoundland do make this my last will and testement furst that my body should be committed to the hearth and as for my worldly effects I give and dispose of to my wife Sarah Holwell I give all my house hold goods and money and every thing denomineition not mintioned I give and begheath to my wife Sarrah Holwell every thing belonning to me and I dow heareby make my said wife Sarrah Holwell Holley and solley executore this my last will and testament. This the Seventh day of May and in the year of our Lord God one thosand eight hundred and thirty three. Samuel his X mark Holwell. Signed sealed and deliverd in presents of us wittnessis Joseph Woollacott.   William Brace   John his X mark Batstone.

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 (February 18, 2003)

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