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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Mitchell
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 499 probate year 1905
In re the Estate of William Mitchell (deceased)
This is the last will of me William Mitchell of Burin, planter.
I bequeath to William J. Mitchell the sum of eleven hundred and fifty dollars. I bequeath to John Mitchell, Junior, the sum of one hundred dollars.
I bequeath to James B. Mitchell the sum of one hundred dollars.
I bequeath to Samuel Mitchell the sum of one hundred dollars.
I bequeath to widow Morgan Hollett the sum of one hundred dollars.
I bequeath to Mohala Foote the sum of fifty dollars.
I bequeath to William J. Mitchell all my household furniture and utensils and all implements and utensils in use upon my property.
I direct William J. Mitchell, hereinafter named as my executor to set part the sum of sixty dollars, out of which he is to pay my funeral expenses and erect a suitable headstone for me.
I appoint William M. Inkpen and William J. Mitchell of Burin, executors of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of December A.D. 1903. William his X mark Mitchell
Signed by the said William Mitchell as his last will after being first read to and approved by him in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness William Moulton Inkpen Robert W. Collins witnesses to his mark.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Mitchell
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
on the 20th day
of June A.D. 1905
|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.
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