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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Pool


Will of Samuel Pool
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 323 probate year 1919

In re Samuel Pool       deceased

Hants Harbor July 18 1918. In the name of God Amen the 18 of July one thousand nine hundred and eighteen I Samuel Pool of Hants Harbor fisherman being sick and weake of body but sound in mind and memory thanks be to God therefore calling to mind the mortality of the body knowing it is appointed unto all men once to die do make and order this my last will and testament that is to say principly and first of all I give and recomend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to be burried in christian burial at the discrition of my Executor nothing doubting but I shall receive the same again by the almighty power of God as touching my little property God has blessed me with I dispose of it in the following manner all the pottato ground and grass ground that my son Esau have owned in the past is to be his and his childrens forever and all the potto ground and grasss ground that I have owned in the past is to be for Grand son James Pool to be his and his childrens forever if my Grand son James Pool should die or go away if his sisters needs his part of the property they are to have it equally divided among themselves the fishing room is to be equally divided between my son Esau and my Grand son James Pool, the house and all that is in its is for my Grand son James Pool. All the animals that I owned after my decease is to be for my Grand son if he needs them and if he don't need them they are for his sisters the outhouses and stable is to be for my Grand son James Pool and also half of the cellar I appoint Peter Tuck as my Executor to see my Will carried out I declare this is my last will. Signed and sealed this 18th day of July 1918. Witnesses Samuel Pool X his mark. Enoch Green X his mark. William Green X his mark. Peter Tuck

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 26/19
Kent J.
Probate granted to
Peter Tuck
May 29/19
Estate sworn at



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 and Eric Weller

Revised: October 19, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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