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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elizabeth Perrington


Will of Elizabeth Perrington
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 410 probate year 1843

In re
     Elizabeth Perrington       deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Elizabeth Perrington of Brigus in the Northern District Mantua Maker and Milliner. I give my small Mahogany Pembroke Table to Betsy Loveys wife of Anthony Loveys of Brigus aforesaid Blockmaker. I give to Mary Ann Loveys daughter of Anthony Loveys my best Squirrel Boa. I give also to the said Mary Ann Loveys my picture with the Lords Prayer- I give to Elizabeth Norman wife of Nathan Norman of Brigus aforesaid Planter my gold ring with a heart in it. I give to Susannah Wilmot Munden daughter of Nathaniel Munden of Brigus aforesaid Planter my wedding ring. I give to Mary Norman daughter of James Norman of Brigus aforesaid, Planter, my gold ring with Blue stones. I give to my sister Sarah Hibdage my satinnet gown and scarf. I give to my beloved mother Hannah Stevens all my best wearing apparel (except as before devised) to be by her divided amongst my nieces daughters of my brother John Banger and my sister Sarah Hibdage. I order and direct that the whole of my household furniture (except as before devised) and the whole of my stock in trade be disposed of by public auction as soon after my decease as my executors may direct and the net proceeds thereof be applied, first to the payment of my lawful debts and funeral expenses and the remainder with all my ready money now on hand and which may be collected from persons indebted to me I give and bequeath to my beloved mother Hannah Stevens to be remitted to her by my executors within twelve calendar months after my decease or sooner if practicable. In the event of my beloved mother dying before my executors can carry this will into execution it is my will and desire that the money before mentioned be equally divided between my brother John Banger and my sister Sarah Hibdage. I hereby nominate and appoint Mr. Nathaniel Munden and Mr. Anthony Loveys to be executors of this my will.
Dated this thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & forty two. Elizabeth Perrington. (LS)
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said Elizabeth Perrington the same having been read over to the said Elizabeth Perrington in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto on the day of the date above written, William T. Stentaford.     Jihn Penny, witnesses.

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 (April 14, 2003)

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