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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Pitman


Will of Robert Pitman
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 405-406 probate year 1885

In re
      Robert Pitman deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I Robert Pitman Trader of Lamaline being sound in mind but weak in body do hereby make this my last will and testament viz;     I will and bequeath unto my well beloved son George Robert the sum of one hundred pounds with interest and to my well beloved daughter Emily the sum of fifty pounds with interest both sums at present in the Union Bank and to my well beloved daughter Mary Ellen the sum of sixty pounds with interest deposited in the Savings Bank in June 1882.    and the sum of fifty pounds deposited in the Savings Bank in 1881 with interest to my well beloved wife Eleanor All outstanding debts and the money in the House to go for the support of my wife and children.     The small meadow situate to west of our old house on the meadow my half of it to be equally divided between my well beloved daughters Mary Ellen and Emily.    the House and the property furniture &c. to my well beloved wife Provided she does not alter her name, if she does to my son George Robert. And all the rest of my property to my wife and children while she maintains my name but if changed to my children equally.    And I hereby appoint my well beloved wife Eleanor sole executrix of this my last will and testament. Given under my hand and seal this twenty second day of June A.D. 1882.    Robert his X mark Pitman (LS)    Witness, Edgar Kelland, John his X mark Hellier.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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