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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Merchant



Will of William Merchant
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 514 probate year 1905

Merchant William.       Last will of

This is my last will & testament while in my right mind & with clear conscience. I leave to my son Corbett one shilling sterling to my daughter Emily one shilling sterling to my daughter Miriam one shilling sterling All the rest of my estate I leave to my dear wife to be hers to do as she pleases with it Also 1000 dollars in the Bank of Montreal to be hers after my decease I mean the one thousand dollars to my wife Elizabeth Bessie Merchant I also appoint Mr. Archibald Targett to be executor to my will
Ritten with my own hand this 16th of June 1905. Wm. Merchant   Witness Peter Tuck.    James Tuck.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of William Merchant
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Sep 13/05
Emerson J.
Probate to
Arch. Targett
Sept 21/05



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 May 23, 2002

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