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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William J. Percy


Will of William J. Percy
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 162-163 probate year 1870.
(This name is spelled Percy in the will book and Percey on the wills index. No probate year is given, and the court seems to have probated a letter written to his wife, as opposed to an actual will.)

In re
     William J. Percy deceased.

1869. My loving wife in case anything should hapen me I leave you all you will be able to settle with Mr. Currie if there is anything worth while I would like for you to remember my poor father and mother I would mention the sum if I could know what would be left but then I am afraid if such a thing should be there won’t be much left without the vessel should be lost then there would be the insurance on vessel & cargo which would amount to something. I leave all to you But dearest I hope God in his mercy will spare me to see you again if otherwise ordained I trust we shall meet in heaven May God bless you best of wives     Nov 3 will sail today or tomorrow     Your afectionate William.

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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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