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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Adam Power


Will of Adam Power
from Newfoundland will books volume 15 page 292 probate year 1930


(From FHL Film #2070901 Newfoundland Supreme Court Wills 1929-1932)

I Adam Power of Channel Newfoundland in the District of Burgeo and LaPoile being of sound mind and memory do make and publish this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say.

  1. I give devise and bequeath to my housekeeper Mrs Annie Sutton my dwelling house with all its contents, together with $100.00 one hundreddollars, over and above her wages.
  2. I give devise and bequeath the balance of my money after my just debts and funeral expenses are paid to be divided equally between my daughter ELIZA Smith, My grandson WilliamPower, son of William Power, and my Grandson John Harvey son of Thomas Harvey.
  3. I hereby direct that the Rector of Channel Parish shall conduct my funeral ceremonies and see that I am buried in the Church of England Cemetry according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England and I give devise and bequeath to the said Rector of Channel Parish the sum of $25.00, twenty five dollars.
  4. I hereby appoint Mr Emanuael Pike sole Executor of this my last will and testament.

Signed   ADAM POWER.

Signed by the testator in our presence and declared by him to be his last will and testament who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hand as witnesses thereof this fourth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand nin hundred and twenty nine.

     Mrs Fanny Lillington
     H.J. REad

William T Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

[Handwritten note in right margin]
Oct 31/30
Probate granted
Emanuael Pike
on the 31st day
of October 1930
Value of Estate



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 & Transcribed by Ernie Kraut

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 22, 2003)

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