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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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George Hutchings

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of George Hutchings
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 504 probate year 1847

In re George Hutchings      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, the last will and testament of me George Hutchings of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland and first I will and bequeath unto my wife Bridget the rents accruing due annually from my premises during the term of her natural life and after her death to my son John for the term of his natural life,
Secondly I will and bequeath unto the children or his her or their heirs of my brother Thomas resident in Ireland after the death of my said wife Bridget and my said son John the ground now under lease to Patrick Maher, Patrick Hurley and James Butler share and share alike.
Thirdly I will and bequeath unto the Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland for the time being after the death of the said Bridget and the said John for the purpose of the Cathedral and for the purpose of offering Masses for the repose of my soul and the souls of my first wife Mary and of the said Bridget after her decease and for the repose of all my friends and relatives the lands now leased and the houses therein to Thomas Shortle and Robert Shaw and also the dwelling house and premises now occupied by me
Fourthly I will and bequeath unto the Revd Edward Condon half the balance that may be owing to me from ______ Corney of St. John's Shipwright for the purpose of offering up Masses for the repose of my soul the other half to be laid out as far as it will go in the payment of my funeral expenses and debts, and lastly I will that the said Bridget shall during her natural life, if she should think proper, occupy the house I now live in and that the said John shall also after the death of the said Bridget occupy the said house if he think fit. I hereby appoint George James Hogsett executor of my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty third day of March A.D. 1847. George X Hutchings (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of (being first read over and explained) Colman Raftus.   Richard Aspell.    Jeremiah O'Donnell.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of George Hutchings from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 55 to 57 probate year 1847.

In the name of God Amen, the last will and testament of me George Hutchings of St. Johns in the Island of Newfoundland Yeoman and first I will and bequeath unto my wife Bridget the rents accruing due annually from my premises during the term of her natural life and after her death to my son John for the term of his natural life,
Secondly I will and bequeath unto the children or his her or their heirs of my brother Thomas resident in Ireland after the death of my said wife Bridget and my said son John the ground now under lease to Patrick Maher, Patrick Hurley, and James Butler share and share alike.
Thirdly I will and bequeath unto the Catholic Bishop of Newfoundland for the time being after the death of the said Bridget and the said John for the purpose of the Cathedral and for the purpose of offering masses for the repose of my soul and the souls of my first wife Mary and of the said Bridget after her decease and for the repose of all my friends and relations: the lands now leased and the houses therein to Thomas Shortle and Robert Shaw and also the dwelling house and premises now occupied by me
Fourthly I will and bequeath unto the Revd Edward Condon half the balance that may be owing to me from Corney of St. Johns Shipwright for the purpose of offering up masses for the repose of my soul the other half to be paid out as far as it will go in the payment of my funeral expenses and debts.
And lastly I will that the said Bridget shall during her natural life, if she should think proper, occupy the house I now live in and that the said John shall also after the death of the said Bridget occupy the said house if he so think fit. I hereby appoint George James Hogsett executor of my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this twenty third day of March A.D. 1847. George his X mark Hutchings (L.S.)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of (being first read over and explained) Colman Raftus.   Richard Aspell.   Jeremiah O'Donnell.

In the Supreme Court. In the matter of the Will of George Hutchings late of St. Johns Planter deceased ~ Colman Raftus of St. Johns in the Central District Planter a subscribing witness to the annexed paper writing maketh oath and saith that he was present and did see George Hutchings therein named duly set his mark to seal publish and declare the said paper writing as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence as well of this Deponent and of Richard Aspell and Jeremiah O'Donnell the other subscribing witnesses thereto - And this deponent further saith that the said paper writing was distinctly read over to the said George Hutchings by Mr. George Hogsett and that he fully understood the same - And lastly this Deponent saith that the said Testator at the time of publishing his will was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of the Deponents knowledge and belief ~ Colman Raftus ~
Sworn before me at St. Johns this third day of April A.D. 1847
Rob R.W. Lilly   Comm of Affts

 

 

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 Benoit (August 8, 2002)

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