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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Margaret Pittman

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Margaret Pittman
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 487 probate year 1846

In re Margaret Pittman      deceased.

In the name of God Amen, I Margaret Pittman of Sops Island in White Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Widow, being very weak in or in perfect health of body of (of and) perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as touching such wordly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I give and bequeath to William Pittman my dearly beloved son whatever sum or sums of money that may be due to me from William Fryer and Messrs. Fryer Andrews of Wimborn Dorset England Merchants, together with all my household goods, debts and movable effects and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
Margaret Pittman (LS)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Margaret Pittman as her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names,
Geo. Roberts of St. John's,   William McCarthy of Saint John's,   John Bartlett of St. John's

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Margaret Pittman
from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 1 & 2 probate year 1846.

In the name of God Amen, I Margaret Pittman of Sops Island in White Bay in the Island of Newfoundland Widow, being very weak in or/in perfect health of body but (of and) of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gave it, and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again, by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.

First I give and bequeath to William Pittman my dearly beloved son whatever sum or sums of money that may be due to me from William Fryer and Messrs. Fryer Andrews of Winborn Dorset England Merchants, together with all my household goods, debts and movable effects and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 25th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty three.
Margaret Pittman LS
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Margaret Pittman as her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names,
Geo. Roberts of St. John's,    William McCarthy of Saint John's,    John Bartlett of St. John's

Newfoundland - In the Supreme Court St. John's to wit.
William McCarthy of St. John's aforesaid Master Mariner a Subscribing witness to the foregoing paper writing maketh call and sayeth that he was present when the said paper writing was read over to Margaret Pittman herein named and that she requested the witness George Roberts, whose name is hereto subscribed to set her name and seal thereto and published and declared the same as and for her last will and testament in the presence as well of this Deferrent as of the said George Roberts and John Bartlett the other subscribing witness thereto - and that the same was read over and fully explained to the said Testatrix and that the same was written by the said George Roberts by her dictation and at her request - and this Defferent further saith that the said Margaret Pittman at the time of publishing her said will was of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding to the very best of this defferents knowledge and belief. William McCarthy.
Sworn before me at St. John's this twenty ninth day of September A.D. 1846
Rob. R.W. Lilly.   Commissioner of affds Supreme Court.

 

 

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

Page Revised by Ivy Benoit (August 8, 2002)

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