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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Thomas Miller


Will of Thomas Miller Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 186 probate year 1834

In re
     Thomas Miller       deceased.

I Thomas Miller Senr. do hereby give & bequeath my Room situated in New Bonaventure with the Skiff and all the Craft belonging thereunto unto my son Henry Miller, all the salmon nets are to be divided between my son George & Henry Miller. I give unto my wife Elizabeth Miller Ten pounds a year during her natural life at her decease the money shall remain in the stock & in the hands of Mr. David Dowell of Poole is to be divided between my children that may then be living, also ten pounds to be paid unto my grand son David Miller the son of Solomon Miller. In wittness I have hereunto set my hand this day Nov. 7th 1833 in New Bonaventure. Thomas his x mark Miller. Wittness Ben Thompson.   John his x mark Ivamy.   Joseph his x mark Miller.

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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