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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Pearson


Will of Henry Pearson
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 261-262 probate year 1883

In re
      Henry Pearson deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Henry Pearson of Saint Martins Stamford Baron in the County of Northampton Baker I give and devise unto my wife Jane Pearson all my messuages or tenements with their appurtenances situate in Saint Martins Stamford Baron aforesaid and all other my real estates whatsoever and wheresoever To hold the same unto the said Jane Pearson her heirs and assigns for ever    I give and bequeath unto my said wife all my money and securities for money stock in trade book debts household goods and furniture and all other my personal estate and effects of every kind and description for her own absolute use and benefit I appoint my said wife Jane Pearson sole executrix of this my will     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the fifteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three-     Henry Pearson-    Signed by the said Henry Pearson the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses- Geo. Harden, Wm. Kellam, Clerks to Messrs. Thompson & Phillips, Solrs Stamford.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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