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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Mellor


Will of William Mellor
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 123 probate year 1881

In re
      William Mellor deceased.

I William Mellor of the City of Newburgh in the County of Orange and State of New York hereby make publish and declare this my last will and testament viz:    I give devise and bequeath all my property and estate both real and personal to my wife Martha Mellor whom I thereby appoint executrix of this my will revoking all other wills by me made    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 9th day of February 1877.     Wm. Mellor (LS)     D.A. Scott, Newburgh, N.Y.     M.H. Hirschberg, Newburgh, N.Y.

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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