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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Perry



Will of William Perry
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 131 probate year 1913

In re William Perry      deceased.

I, William Perry, of Atlantic Avenue, St. John's, Carpenter, do hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made and declare this to be my last will and testament.

  1. I give, devise and bequeath the following specific legacies: -
    1. To my son Robert Perry, four dollars
    2. To my son William John Perry, four dollars.
    3. To my daughter Laura May Budden, four dollars
    4. To my son Frederick Perry four dollars
  2. All the rest, residue and remainder of my property of whatsoever nature and kind of which I die possessed I give, devise and bequeath to my son Alfred Perry and to my daughter Bertha King, to be divided equally between them.
  3. I appoint William Smith of Pleasant Street, in the town of St. John's and at the present time an employee of the Empire Wood Working Company, to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid this fifteenth day of September A.D. 1911. - William his X mark Perry -
Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, who in his presence, at his request and in the presence of each other, have hereunto our names subscribed as witnesses (The said will having been first read over and explained to and seemingly fully understood by the said testator)
Michael J. Mulcahy of St. John's Stenographer
Richard Anderson Squires of St. John's Solicitor

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Oct. 10/13
Oct. 25/13
granted to
Wm. B. Smith
sworn at



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 12, 2002

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