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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Mercer



Will of Samuel Mercer
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 388 probate year 1923


In the name of God Amen I Sam Mercer, Carpenter of Bay Roberts being very sick and weak in body altho sound in mind make this my last Will and Testament as follows I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Susanna L. Mercer all I die possessed of Dwelling house, and all out houses together with all the singular and Cattle and one half the garden, the other half of the garden I give and bequeath to my son Samuel should he ever return or want it. I wish and it is my will that should Susannah my now beloved wife ever marry that the said property before mentioned shall become my son Allan Mercer's and also with the understanding that my two little daughters Ethel and Charlotte shall have a home in said property until they can provide for themselves.
In witness whereof I have this 24th day of November One thousand nine hundred and Three. SAMUEL his X mark MERCER
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of us and in the presence of each other. William Brown     William Henry X Brown.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 11/23
Horwood C. J.
Adm. C. T. A.
granted to
June 11/23
Estate sworn
at $500.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 24, 2002

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