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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of James Sansome
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 63 & 64 probate year 1921
JAMES SANSOME. DECEASED.
I James Sansome aged 66 Yrs of Seal Cove Fridays Bay in the Electoral District of Twillingate being of sound mind do hereby make this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
I appoint Alex Sansome executor of this my will.
- I give and bequeath to Lydia Sansome my wife of Seal Cove Fridays Bay in the Electoral District of Twillingate my dwelling house and effects until her death when same shall go to my son Robert Sansome.
- I give and bequeath to said Lydia Sansome (my wife) of Seal Cove Fridays Bay in the Electoral District of Twillingate one (½) half trap and Cattle and other fishing property etc.
- I give and bequeath to my sons Robert & Paul Sansome of Seal Cove Fridays Bay in the Electoral District of Twillingate all my land share and share alike Should the later ever return home & require same, but up till that date the same shall be in possession of my son Robert.
- Should son Paul return home he shall have the same rights & privileges to Water side premises as son Robert.
(Sgd) James his X mark Sansome
Witness George Butt
Signed for said James Sansome of Seal Cove Fridays Bay in the Electoral District of Twillingate this 18th day of September 1919 in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other Sgd Alex Sansome. General Dealer. George Butt Meth Minister.
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland
(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Aug 10/21
|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.
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