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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Phillip LeShano


Will of Philip LeShano
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 109 probate year 1831.

In re
     Phillip LeShano       deceased.

I Philip LeShano of Burnt Woods, Lower Island Cove, Conception Bay, Planter, being very infirm & in a very weak state of health but of sound mind and considering the uncertainty of human life do now make this my last will and testament. I give & bequeath unto my son Charles LeShano and to his heirs all my fishing room and Plantation with all the erections thereon situate and being at Burnt Wood as aforesaid, for his and their sole use and benefit; And I will that the said Room and Plantation shall not in any way be sold, transferred or made over by them or any of them but that it shall be kept possession of in the name of LeShano for ever. I also give and bequeath unto my said son Charles all the cattle now belonging to me for his use and disposal. I further give & bequeath what money I may have in possession together with what may be due and owing to me after the expenses of my sickness and burial are deducted to my four children Charles, John, Rachael & Mary to be equally divided amongst them. I request the Revd Chas Bates & Mr. Richd Rankin to be the executors of this my will. Dated at Burnt Wood as aforesaid this twenty second day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine. Philip his x mark LeShano. Witnesses present Nat. his x mark Critch.   John his x mark Austin.

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 (November 28, 2002)

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