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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Charles Mugford
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 502 probate year 1920
In re Charles Mugford deceased
- I Charles Mugford of Clarkes Beach, Newfoundland, being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make my last will and testament in manner and form following.
- I give devise and bequeath to my wife Sarah Jane all money deposited in my name at the Bank of Nova Scotia Clarkes Beach, also all lands buildings outhouses and contents thereof [except as noted in paragraph four of this will] for the duration of her life. After her death the said lands buildings outhouses and contents thereof to become the property of my son John.
- I give devise and bequeath to William J. Snow my horse wagon cart dray sled and harness, he to pay my wife Sarah Jane a sum in payment thereof. The amount to be decided by arbitration, one arbitrator to be appointed by William J. Snow, one by my wife Sarah Jane and a third to be selected by these two.
- I give devise and bequeath to Charles Williams a piece of land fronting the main line of road and bounded on the South by land belonging to Walter Nicholls, measuring 30 feet by 30 feet.
In witness whereof I Charles Mugford the testator have to this my last will and testament set my hand this twenty seventh day of July 1920.
I hereby appoint William J. Snow executor of this my last will and testament. Charles his X mark Mugford
Witness Azariah Butler. Witnesses Joseph Ralph. Michael J. Fitzpatrick. Azariah Butler.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 14
to William J. Snow
|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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