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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Charles Lawford

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 Charles Lawford
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 536 probate year 1847.

In re Charles Lawford      deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I Charles Lawford in the Northern District of Newfoundland, Planter, Change Islands, owner of and in all these premises situated in Cushicks Cove as also all the masts sails standing and running rigging ropes cables chains anchors boats ores tackle apparel furniture and appurtenences cattle land houses stages flakes all or whatever now on the said premises, I the said Charles Lawford do transfer assign and set over all the above premises as also all the masts sails standing and running rigging ropes cables chains anchors boats ores tackle apparel furniture and appurtenences cattle land houses stages flakes &c &c. now in the above premises one half each to Charlotte Lawford and Elizabeth Lawford of Change Islands or to their heirs executors administrators and assigns as also one hundred pounds sterling to Jane Lawford of Change Islands the remainder of all my money to my wife Elizabeth Lawford and Jane Lawford to have a livelihood on the above premises so long as they may wish to remain on the above premises with the within named Charlotte and Elizabeth Lawford my daughters. Charles Lawford.
Signed sealed and delivered this first day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty five in presence of James Forsyth Wheatley,   Eliza Osmond

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Charles Lawford
from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 117 & 118 probate year 1847.

Know all men by these presents that I Charles Lawford in the Northern District of Newfoundland, Planter, Change Islands, owner of and in all these premises situated in Cushicks Cove as also all the Masts, Sails, standing and running rigging, Ropes, Cables, Chains, Anchors, Boats oars, Tackle Apparel furniture and appurtenences, Cattle, land Houses, Stages, Flakes, and whatever now on the said premises, and I, the said Charles Lawford do transfer assign and set over all the above premises as also all the Masts, Sails, Standing and Running rigging, Ropes, Cables, Chains, Anchors, Boats oars, Tackle Apparel furniture and appurtenences, Cattle, land Houses, Stages, Flakes, &c &c &c. now in the above premises, one half each to Charlotte Lawford and Elizabeth Lawford of Change Islands or to their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns, as also one hundred pounds sterling to Jane Lawford of Change Islands the remainder of all my money to my wife Elizabeth Lawford of the same Island. My wife Elizabeth Lawford and Jane Lawford to have a livelihood on the above premises so long as they may wish to remain on the above premises with the within named Charlotte Lawford and Elizabeth Lawford my daughters. Charles Lawford.
Signed sealed and delivered this first day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty five in presence of James Joseph(?) Wheatley, Eliza Osmond.

Supreme Court Newfoundland Northern District, Fogo.
To wit - Personally appeared before me James Forsyth Wheatly of Change Islands in the Northern District Merchant and made oath that he is a subscribing Witness to the annexed last Will and Testament of the late Charles Lawford Planter that the annexed document was written by Deponent at the express desire and dictation of the said Charles Lawford as for his said last will, and so was intended and published by him in his presence and in the presence of the other subscribing Witness Eliza Osmond. And at the time of dictating, writing and publishing the same the said Charles Lawford was of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding. James Forsyth Wheatly.
Sworn before me at Change Islands this 28th day of September A.D. 1847
John Peyton   Commissioner for taking affidavits Supreme Court.

 

 

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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