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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George P. Jillard


Will of George Perrin Jillard
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 374 & 375 probate year 1841

In re
      George P. Jillard       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I George Perrin Jillard at present of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Chapman and Dealer but now about to depart upon a voyage to Great Britain and being of sound mind memory and understanding, and remembering the brevity and uncertainty of life and duly considering the perils and dangers to which I may be exposed upon my said intended voyage, revoking all others, do make and declare this my last will and testament my just debts and funeral expenses if any being first paid and borne in equal proportions by the legatees named in this my last will and testament, I give and bequeath as follows (viz) To my dear brother John Perrin Jillard, now living with me and named as one of my executors, all my working tools and utensils that may be in my possession at the time of my decease and necessary for carrying on the business of watchmaking and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and of what nature and kind soever the same may be and not hereinbefore given and disposed of I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my dearly beloved father and mother George and Mary Jillard of Dartmouth in the County of Devon, England. Lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother John Perrin Jillard, George Hippisley and Henry Stow, all of Harbor Grace to be my executors of this my last will and testament. George Perrin Jillard (LS)
Signed sealed and declared by George Perrin Jillard of Harbor Grace as his last will and testament this sixteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven in presence of us Elias Ford,     Levi Pike.

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 (April 14, 2003)

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