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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Oliver Rouse


Will of William Oliver Rouse
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 480 probate year 1876

In re
     William O. Rouse deceased.

In the name of the Father and of Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen. I William Oliver Rouse late of Saint John’s but now residing at Great Jervis Newfdland do hereby make my last will and testament.     First after all my just debts are paid I give and bequeath to my wife Anna Rouse all my property of whatsoever nature or kind including two shares in the Notre Dame Mining company which shares are altogether at her disposal to cancel or retain And I also appoint my wife to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament.     Witness my hand and seal this thirtieth day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five-

W. O. Rouse (LS)     Signed & sealed in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our hands & seals as witnesses, Edward Colley, Missionary S.P.G.     Henry Camp.

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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