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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(P)
James W. Prowse

 

Will of James W. Prowse
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 334 probate year 1858

In re
James W. Prowse deceased.

St. John’s, Newfdland, June 7th 1858. I James W. Prowse being about to proceed to Labrador in case any accident may happen to me do hereby bequeath all and whatsoever I may die possessed of to my wife Elizabeth Rachael for the benefit of herself and our children, and I hereby appoint my said wife sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
Jas. W. Prowse.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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