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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Adam Martin


Will of Adam Martin
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 471-472 probate year 1885

In re
      Adam Martin deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Adam Martin of St. John’s Ships Carpenter-     I give devise and bequeath to my wife Amelia Martin her executors administrators and assigns all lands houses property monies mining interests and effects and personal property of every description that I may die possessed of for her sole and absolute disposal.    And I appoint my said wife Amelia Martin sole executrix under this my last will and testament.     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. John’s in the Island of Newfoundland this twenty fourth day of April Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty five.     Adam Martin.    Signed sealed published and delivered by the said testator who in our presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses on the day and year and place before mentioned as and for his last will and testament, Arthur Clift, Augustus O Hayward.

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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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