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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Phoebe Langley


Will of Phoebe Langley
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 57 probate year 1866

In re
     Phoebe Langley      deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Phoebe Langley of Bedford in the County of Halifax Widow.     I give and devise to my five children by my first husband George Allen Corbin deceased, and who are now living, all the real and personal property which my said late husband George Allen Corbin devised to me in and by his last will and testament to be equally divided to and among my said five children, George, Henry, John, Phoebe and Andrew, as tenants in common, and not as joint tenants, absolutely for ever.     And I further give and devise to my sons George and Henry Corbin the sum of one hundred pounds lawful money of Nova Scotia and to my grandson William Langley Corbin son of my son George Allen Corbin and who was named after my late husband William Langley deceased, the sum of fifty pounds.     I further give and bequeath to my sister Elizabeth Stairs the sum of fifty pounds.     I further give and bequeath to Mrs. Turner, sister of my said late husband William Langley the sum of fifty pounds.     I also give and bequeath to my friend James Roger Smith, Barrister, the sum of fifty pounds.     I also give and bequeath to my niece Fanny Weekes McCoubrey the sum of fifty pounds. All the rest residue and remainder of my estate, real, personal and mixed I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Phoebe and my sons John and Andrew, their and each of their heirs executors and administrators for ever, to be equally divided among them share and share alike.     I hereby appoint James Roger Smith and my sons John and Andrew Corbin executors of this my last will and testament-
In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day of April A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.
Phoebe Langley (LS)
Witnesses to this will, (sd) George Lister, (Sd) William Polson.

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 or typed 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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