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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Andrew Power


Will of Andrew Power
(from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 148 probate year 1918)

In re Andrew Power       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me, Andrew Power, made this sixteenth day of May A.D. 1918, in Harbor Grace N.f.l.d. as follows. I bequeath all my land, dwelling house stables, household furniture, ready money goods, and chattels, and all other parts of my real and personal estate, and effects; whatsoever, and wheresoever, onto, Lizzie Freeman her heirs, administrators, and assigns, to and for her and their absolute use and benefit, according to the nature and quality thereof respectively. The boundaries of the aforesaid land, are as follows, bounded on the east side by the property occupied by the R.C. Nunns, on the west by Carbonear Road, on the North by the Cooney property, on the South by the Bishop's property. I bequeath to Richard Cooney one calf, for his use and benefit, I hereby empower and direct M.P. Stapleton to sell and dispose of one cow and heifer, to the highest bidder by auction, or private sale amount of sale to pay my debts, and expenses - and balance of cash if any, to the said Lizzie Freeman. Inventory of household effects is attached herewith, I hereby appoint M.P. Stapleton executor of this my last will and testament Andrew his X mark Power. Signed sealed, and delivered by the above named Andrew Power as and for his last will and testament in presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in presence of the said testator, and of each other. [sgd] M.P. Stapleton     Ronald Griffin.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
July 8/18
July 18/18
to Michael
P Stapleton
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 17, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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