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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Nathaniel Howell


Will of Nathaniel Howell
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 177 probate year 1918

In re Nathaniel Howell       deceased

In the name of God, Amen. The sixth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety. I Nathaniel Howell, of the Harbour of Hearts Content, Fishermen being through the blessing of God, in a sound mind and memory, but calling to mind the frail tenure of this life, and that it is appointed to all men, once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, I give, bequeath and dispose of the property to which I am or maybe, entitled to in the manner and proportions here following: viz. First. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife, Ellen as long as she holds her name my House, and land, and all I possess as long as she lives, and after her Death to become the property of my dear Sons, Mark and Peter Howell. And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments, wills, legacies, bequests and executors by me in any way before named, willed and bequeathed, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written Nathaniel his X mark Howell. Signed sealed pronounced and declared by said Nathaniel Howell at his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers witnesses William Lever     William Udell Hopkins

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Aug 29/18
Kent J.
adm cya
Sept 5/18
to Mark Howell
sworn at



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 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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