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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Russell


Will of William Russell
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pageS 340-341 probate year 1926

In re

The last Will and Testament of William Russell fisherman of Catalina Newfoundland.

I William Russell of Catalina fisherman of Catalina in the Country of Newfoundland, being of sound mind, memory and understanding do make my last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

First. I give devise and bequeath to my Grandson Joseph Allen Russell my dwelling house and land surrounding it together with the buildings thereon including my Stable and Cellar.

Second. I give devise and bequeath to my Step Son Thomas Russell Duffett and Mary Gertrude Russell that parcel of land which I bought from Drake and Stickley to be equally divided between them - share and share alike.

Third. I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Gertrude all that parcel of ground on which my old house was built.

Fourth. I give devise and bequeath to my son Frederick Russell that parcel of ground known as the back garden by the road.

Fifth. I give devise and bequeath to the said Mary Gertrude Russell whatever money I may die possessed of after paying my funeral expenses and other just demands.

Sixth. I give devise and bequeath to the said Joseph Allen Russell my bed and bedding, household effects Crockery etc including my wearing apparel. I earnestly desire and request that a sum of money be retained from my estate to meet any expense incurred in connection with the purchase of three tomb stones to mark the resting places of myself and my two wives predeceased me.

Seventh. I hereby appoint Alexander P. McKay Medical Practitioner and Samuel James Bishop Collector Executors of this my last Will and Testament.

In witness whereof I William Russell the testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and my Seal this Eleventh day of February One thousand nine hundred and Twenty six thereby revoking any previous will.


Signed, Sealed published and declared by the above named William Russell as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at his request as witness there to in the presence of the said testator and of each other.

Witness     Charlie Simms

      Elizabeth Goodyear

      Samuel James Bishop

Note: This was first read and explained to the testator
Port Union February 11th. 1926.    S. J. Bishop.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat April
Kent J.

Probate granted
to Alexander
P. McKay and
Samuel James
April 5/26.
Estate sworn
at $1360.00



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