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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert Prowse


Will of Robert Prowse
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 384-385 probate year 1875

In re
     Robert R. Prowse deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Robert Prowse of the Parish of Sec in the County of Kent Gentleman I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be paid and satisfied by my executor as hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give devise and bequeath all all and every my household furniture linen and wearing apparel books plate pictures china and also all and every sum and sums of money which may be found in my house or be about my person or due to me at the time of my decease and also all my stocks funds and securities for money book debts money on bonds bills notes or other securities and all and every other my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal whether in possession or reversion remainder or expectancy unto my wife Jane Prowse during her natural life and after her demise I give devise and bequeath all and every of my estate and effects as follows The houses and land on Tank Hill at St. John’s Newfoundland to my daughter-in-law Elizabeth Prowse for her children Elizabeth and James in equal shares The remainder of my property and effects to be divided in five equal shares I bequeath two fifths thereof to my daughter Mary Julia Hadwen together with the furniture now at Mount Cragg House Rawdon Yorkshire one fifth of my property to my daughter Gertrude Riddle free and independent of either of their present or future husbands     two fifths of the said property I give to my son Samuel Saxby Prowse after paying out of and therefrom his debts to the North Kent Bank and George Garrard first and then to P.E.Nixon and          Smith and my son Robert Henry Prowse is to retain in terms of an agreement the premises he now occupies at St. John’s Newfd land free of rent but pay rates & taxes and insurance thereof to and for their own use and benefit absolutely And I nominate constitute and appoint Thomas Row of Highbury Islington (my cousin) to be executor of this my will and hereby revoking all former or other wills and testaments by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and testament In witness whereof I the said Robert Prowse have to this my last will and testament set my hand the seventeenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy two-

Robt Prowse-     Signed and declared by the said Robert Prowse the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses-     E. K. Holdsworth, Manager North Kent Bank Blackheath-     G. Buttle, Clerk, ditto.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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