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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(N)
William Nugent

 

Will of Willaim Nugent
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 114 probate year 1918)

In re William Nugent       deceased

In the name of God Amen.
This is the last will and Testament of me William Nugent of Outer Cove near St. John's Farmer. First, I give devise and bequeath to my dear wife Johanna Nugent for and during her natural life all the property that I die possessed of irz(?):- house barn farm and all farming utensils, and stock of every kind including horses cattle now on the farm. Second after the death of my said wife Johanna Nugent it is my will and desire that my property be divided as follows. That is to say the farm and all stock and utensils thereon are to be equally divided between my two sons Patrick Nugent and John Nugent share and share alike, except that my son John is to have the house in which I now reside, and he is to assist his brother Patrick to build a house if Patrick ever needs one. I appoint my son in law Patrick Maher of St. John's Shoemaker to be executor of this my last will and testament Dated at Outer Cove near St. John's Newfoundland this 16th day of August - A.D. 1901.- William his X Mark Nugent.

Signed Sealed delivered and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses on the day and date before written the said testator signed by making his Mark the said last will and testament having been first carefully read over and explained to said testator who seemed to perfectly understand the same. P. Maher - W. J. Carroll

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
May 11/18
Johnson J.
Probate
May 18/18
granted to
Patrick
Maher
Estate
swprn at
$1400.00

 

 

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: September 16, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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