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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Scott


Will of William Scott
from Newfoundland will books volume 3 pages 230-231 probate year 1872
This is the same will that is recorded in volume 8 page 103-104 probate year 1900, with the addition of the notes of probate in the margin.

In re
     William Scott deceased.

      In the name of God Amen.     I William Scott of Saint John’s Dealer being of sound mind memory and understanding do make and ordain the following as and for my last will and testament viz To my executors hereinafter named I will and bequeath all my leasehold interest in and to that land dwelling house stores and premises now held and occupied by me and fronting on Water Street and all chattels monies and effects as I may die possessed of or entitled to to be held by them for the maintenance and support of my daughter Mary Scott. I will and desire that it shall and may be optional with my executors to let at an annual rental said house and premises or sell the same for said purposes. I nominate and appoint my friends Thomas Summers and William D. Walsh executors hereof.     Dated at St. John’s this 22nd day of July A.D. 1871.
William Scott Signed and declared in presence of Thomas Brien, Patrick Summers.
I William Scott the testator named in the foregoing will and testament do hereby make ordain and declare this as a codicil thereto, viz. I will and direct that all the surplus monies and rental or other effects of mine whatsoever remaining after and beyond what is necessary and suitable for the support and maintenance of my said daughter Mary Scott as directed in said will be taken by the executors therein named and applied for the support and maintenance of the rest of my children as to the said executors may seem best and proper for them.     In witness whereof I have set my hand the 22nd day of July A.D. 1871.
William Scott.     Signed and delivered in presence of the words “the said executors” on the 12th line being first interlined,
Thomas Brien.     Patrick Summers.

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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