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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Russell


Will of William Russell
(transcribed from photostats of microfilm of Newfoundland will books, volume 11 page 30 probate year 1917)

In re William Russell deceased

Newfoundland Contingent Copy of Will of No. 1137. Pte. W Russell.

In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my mother, Mrs. Edith Russell, Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay,William Russell, private No. 1137, 1st Newfoundland Regiment.

Dated February 3rd 1916.
Pte. W Russell,
1/1 Newfoundland Regt.

Certified true copy. Newfoundland Contingent for F.W. Marshall, Second Lieutenant, Paymaster and Officer i/c Records, Newfoundland Contingent Pay Record Office. 58 Victoria St. London S.W.

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will, the following notations)
Oct 11/17
Kent J
adm ct.a
Nov 1/17
granted to
Samuel Russell
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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: August 10, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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