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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph Innott


Will of Joseph Innott
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 153 & 154 probate year 1833

In re
     Joseph Innott       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of Joseph Innott of Harbor Grace In the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman whereby I give and dispose of my worldly estate as follows, being of sound mind and memory, but weak in body from sickness and affliction. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary the dwelling house in which I reside commonly known by the name of "Harriet Lodge" situated on the Hill north of the dwelling house of Mr. R.C. Bray, school master at Harbor Grace aforesaid, together with the lands belonging to the same formerly purchased by me from the Trustees of the late George Garland's Estate, vizt Messrs. Clift and Simpson, with my interest in a small piece of land near thereto, purchased of Mr. George Bayly and in part paid for. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary also all my household furniture and other effects of every kind whatsoever of which I may die possessed. I request my executors will cause my body to be interred in the burial ground of the Episcopal Church, after my decease, alongside the remains of the late Doctor Sterling. Lastly I appoint James Bayly Sub-Collector of His Majesty's Customs, and John Fitzgerald, Gentleman, executors to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland the tenth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty two. J. Innott (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Joseph Innott the testator in the presence of us Robert Oke.    Jas. R. Knight.

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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