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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Piercey


Will of Robert Piercey
from Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 470 probate year 1920

In re Robert Piercey       deceased

This is the last will and testament of Robert Piercey, farmer of Hearts Content in the Electoral District of Trinity in the Island of Newfoundland.

  • First. I desire that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses shall first be paid out of my estate.
  • Second. I give devise and bequeath all my lands with dwelling house and other erections thereon to my wife Mary Bethulia Piercey as long as she remains unmarried and on her marriage or death to my son William Piercey.
  • Third. I give and bequeath to my wife Mary Bethulia Piercey for her own use and disposal all the furniture in my dwelling house.
  • Fourth. All monies and shares I give to my wife Mary Bethulia Piercey.
  • Fifth. I appoint my son William Piercey and my wife Mary Bethulia Piercey as executors to this will and testament giving them power if they should deem necessary to sell or dispose of part of my land for the support of my wife Mary Bethulia Piercey.

Witness my hand signed sealed and delivered as my last will and testament this twenty fifth day of February 1920. Robert his X mark Piercey Signed published and declared by the said testator Robert Piercey for his last will and testament and read over to him in our presence who in the presence of the said testator and of each other all being present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Frank Smart.   Adam R. Martin.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 18/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Mary B. Piercey
and William
Piercey. June 21/20.
Estate sworn
at $1220.00



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 and Kristina Americo

Revised: November 16, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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