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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Neil


Will of William Neal
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 279 probate year 1919
(Other than the first time, when this surname is written Neil, the rest of the way through this will it is written Neal)

In re William Neil       deceased

William Neil. Witless Bay Feby 26th 1906. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen. I William Neal of Witless Bay being in sound, do hereby bequeath to my wife the Garden on Alder Hill. Bed and bedding, 1 cooking stove, the use of other furniture until required by my son Peter, Half the Dwelling House until her death. To my son Peter one piece land between main line and Pat Neal, half the forest land between Thos Power and Mullowney Road. To my step son Patk Kelly one piece land bounded by Pat Neal on the East side, and Michael Wall on the West. One piece of land by Glam River Road bounded by John Norris on the South side and Pat Carew on North side. My wife to have use of the kitchen garden until required by son Peter Neal. To Patk Kelly half the forest land bounded by Thomas Power on the one side and Mullowney Road on the other side. (?)iving under my hand this Twenty sixth day of Fef, one thousand nine hundred and six. William his X mark Neal Witness P. Smith. John Norris.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 29/19
Kent J.
adm cta granted
to Patrick
Jan. 30/19
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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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