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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Howell


Will of William Howell
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 176 probate year 1854

In re
     William Howell      deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I William Howell of Carbonear Planter and Carpenter thro' the blessing of Almighty God being of sound mind and memory tho weak in body do make this my last will and testament and desire it may be received by all concerned as such, Item, I give and bequeath to my wife Mary all my room goods chattels and effects to her own and proper use during her natural life that she is to receive the rents arising from the property leased to Messrs. W. Bemister & C. And that to Mr. John Archall to be disposed of as she may think fit for her support and maintenance the household goods and furniture also and after her decease the room land and property to be equally divided between my sons with the following exception my son Albert is to have the dwelling house furniture and front garden and should either of my sons be disposed to part with their lot share or proportion of room or property they are at liberty to do so but to their brothers only The foregoing being my last will and testament and that it is my wish it be carried into effect after all my lawful debts are paid Commending myself to Almighty God. Dated at Carbonear Nfland this seventh day June one thousand eight hundred and fifty one. Willm his X mark Howell.
Signed in presence of Samuel Bennett, James Bennett.
And I wish it to be further understood that W. W. Bemister is to have the preference of the occupancy of my waterside premises on rent as may be agreed on when unoccupied by any of the family. Seventh day June on thousand eight hundred and fifty one.
Wm. his X mark Howell.
Signed in presence of Samuel Bennett. James Bennett.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed 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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