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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Pottel Senr


Will of William Pottel Senior
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 297 & 298 probate year 1839

In re
     William Pottel Senr       deceased.

English Harbour Oct. 27, 1815. This is to certify home it may concern that I William Pottel Senr of English Harbour think good to give and bequeath unto my belovd child Sarah Barrence and her hars William Barrence first and should he die with essew it tow come to the next brother or brothers all that is recarded of the aformentiond room I freely give and bequeath unto my belovd child Sarah Barrence and Wm. Barrence (except half the fish hous which is to be William Pottels Juner) the back meddoo & back gadern is given to my belovd child Sarah Barrence and ears The said dwelling is to be for my belovd wife Honor Pottel till her deth then is to com to my ears Wm. Pottel Juner the remaing craft that is to see the out doore craft nets seins &c is to be for the yus of the to houses while it last that is my whole wish and desire Where to I witness my hand William his x mark Pottel Sener.   George Barnes.   John Bugden.    William his x mark Sweetland.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 F. Benoit (March 16, 2003)

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