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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Elias Peyton



Will of Elias Peyton
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 360 probate year 1904

The last will of Elias Peyton late of Back Harbor, Twillingate Carpenter

This is the last will and Testament of me Elias Peyton of Back Harbor. I will and bequeath to my son William Peyton all that portion of land given me by my late father, some thirty five years ago with dwelling house and store and sundry outhouses thereto belonging also two cows, a horse, and a pig also all my tools and utensils for outdoor labor. I bequeath my household furniture to my wife to be at her disposal. I appoint William J. Scott and William Blackler as my executors signed and sealed this seventeenth day of February 1903 (LS) Elias Peyton In the presence of us Robert Temple (clerk in Holy order) George Roberts.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will of Elias Peyton.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
20 May 1904
Johnson J.
Letters of Probate
Granted on the
30th day of May
1904 to William
J. Scott
Estate sworn



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, Eric Weller, Kristina Americo and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit April 18, 2002

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