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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Simon Nowlan


Will of Simon Nowlan
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 171 & 172 probate year 1833

In re
     Simon Nowlan       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Simon Nowlan of Bay Bulls in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman, being weak in body, but of sound memory and understanding, do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following,
First, I bequeath my soul to Almighty God and my body to the grave, rottenness and worms, I desire my body to be interred decently and as my executors think proper, which I will appoint hereafter. I leave and bequeath to my beloved wife Elizabeth Nowlan all my property which I now possess of in Bay Bulls, gardens & plantations together with the meadows at the main river, said meadows I hold in possession these sixteen years back, but she my beloved wife at the time of her decease is to leave the aforesaid property to one or as many of the family as she thinks proper (and as an endowment), and the person or persons who she my beloved wife may leave the said property to are not to sell, let, mortgage, transfer or make over to any person or persons whatsoever, but to have it go successively in the family (of Nowlan)
I leave and bequeath to her my beloved wife the amount of what Thomas Conway owes me, which will be ascertained as per Decree, and she is to have said money for her own particular use. I bequeath the other part of my property, cattle, furniture &c. to be share and share alike between my family that lives with me now at present. I also request my executors in case the aforesaid Thomas Conway would or might refuse paying the amount due of him to me to persevere and recover it by law. I nominate and appoint my two sons Patrick and John Nowlan my executors and if requisite to have this my will put in full force. I make all former wills and testaments null and void. 4 July 1833 Simon his X mark Nowlan (LS)
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of the subscribers first being read and explained to the testator Jeremiah Murphy.   Stephen Williams.

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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