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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Newman



Will of Samuel Newman
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 506 & 507 probate year 1905

Newman Samuel.       Last will of

The last will and testament of Samuel Newman of Twillingate. I give devise and bequeath to my son James Newman all my right title and interest in and to that waterside premises I now occupy situate on the North side of Twillingate Harbor together with my dwelling house stores outhouses cellars gardens wheresoever situate fishflakes my half of the wharf and all appurtenances thereto connected my feather bed bedding and wearing apparel to my son James Newman for his own absolute use and benefit forever
Second I give and bequeath to my daughter Hannah Harbin wife of Joseph Harbin my gold watch for her own absolute use and benefit
Third my household goods and furniture remaining in my house and not otherwise disposed of I give and bequeath to my two daughters Hannah Harbin wife of Joseph Harbin and Lavinia French wife of Jonah French to be divided in equal shares between them and I nominate constitute and appoint my son James Newman sole executor to this my last will and testament.
Dated this 29,th day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety three. Samuel his X mark Newman (LS)
Signed by affixing his mark sealed published and declared by the said Samuel Newman the testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other hath hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses having been first read over and explained in my presence as well as in the presence of the subscribing witnesses Dec. 29th 1893. Thomas Peyton JP.     Henry J. Pearce     James Peyton.

I certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the last will of Samuel Newman.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
19 July 05
Johnson J.
Admin Cta to
Priscilla Newman
14 Aug 1905
Exec. named died
in 1904
Est. $80.00 (this amount is probably a misprint)



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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