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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
James Howell


Will of James Howell
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 225 probate year 1836

In re
     James Howell       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I James Howell of Carbonear Planter sick in body but perfect in mind and memory I give to William & Peter Howell my half of the schooner Britannia to my son James half of the schooner Fox. To my wife Mary Howell what money I die possessed of after my funeral expenses is paid and to live in the house while she do remain a widdow. I give to all my sons all my Room I now occuppy to have and to hold it for ever and if any one of them do want to sell their part it is not to be sold to any other but one of the brothers. James his x mark Howell of Peter. Witness, John Moore, Carbonear December 4th 1835.

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 10, 2003)

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