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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ann Randell


Will of Ann Randell
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 83 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Ann Randell       deceased.

I Ann Randell of Fogo in the Northern District of Newfoundland widow, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament

  1. I hereby appoint my brother Mathias Hawkins to be the executor of my will.
  2. I hereby direct my said executor to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as possible after my decease.
  3. I bequeath to my brother Mathias Hawkins my house at Horliaks(?) Brook and the land thereon my stove, bed, chairs and all other household property absolutely
  4. I devise and bequeath to my brother Mathias Hawkins all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate to be his absolutely.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal at Fogo this 13th day of December A.D. 1904. Ann her x mark Randell (LS)
Signed Sealed and declared by the said Ann Randell as her last will and testament in the presence of us, who in her presence and in the presence of each other who hereto subscribe our names as witnesses (having first been over and explained) Ambrose W. Payne   David Payne

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Ann Randell deceased
End DMB   D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
W. H. Horwood
Sept 2/06
granted to
Mathias Hawkins
on the 3rd day
of November
1906. Value
of Est. $820.00



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 (December 16, 2002)

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