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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills (M)
Abraham Martin


Will of Abraham Martin
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 170 & 171 probate year 1833

In re
     Abraham Martin       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Abraham Martin of Harbour Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Planter, In the first place I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Julia Martin all my household furniture and all other my moveable property of every description whatever to and for her own separate use and disposal, I also give and bequeath my dwelling house and the dwelling house in possession of Mr. John Traverse together with all outhouses buildings lands and appurtenances whatever which I am or may be possessed of at the time of my death to my beloved wife Julia Martin except the land and waterside premises opposite the house occupied by John Traverse on the south side of the main Street of Harbor Grace which I give and bequeath to my son Absalom. It is also my will and desire that all the houses and lands in possession of my said wife Julia at the time of her death under this my will shall revert to my children by her male and female in equal proportions. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my said wife Julia executrix to this my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal to this my last will and testament the seventeeth day of August one thousand eight hundred and thirty three. Before executing this will I give and bequeath my watch to my son Absalom. Abraham his X mark Martin (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Abraham Martin as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto. Alfred Mayne.    John Trapnell.

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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