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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Pilot
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 page 116 probate year 1913
In re William Pilot deceased.
This is the last will and Testament of me William Pilot of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland Doctor in Divinity and I hereby revoke all former wills by me at any time made. I give devise and bequeath the following legacies to the following children of my deceased son Edward that is to say.
To Agnes the sum of Five hundred dollars
To William the sum of one hundred dollars
To Edward the sum of one hundred Dollars
To Robert the sum of one hundred dollars
To John Cecil the sum of one hundred dollars
and to their mother Barbara now wife of Maurice Cullen the sum of one hundred dollars
All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects of whatsoever nature and wheresoever situate I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Annie to hold the same in her own right absolutely and for ever and I hereby nominate and appoint her my said daughter Annie as sole Executrix of this my said will
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's aforesaid this seventeenth day of February A.D. one thousand nine hundred and thirteen - William his X mark Pilot -
Signed by the said Testator as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us who present at the same time in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses Having first been read over and explained to the said Testator who declared that he perfectly understood the same
Jessie Seymour J. A. Clift Solicitor
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
$27420.00(amt. very faint)
|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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