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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Happen Scott


Will of William Happen Scott
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 151 probate year 1833

In re
     William Happen Scott       deceased.

I William Happen Scott late of Enniskillan Ireland being in sound mind and memory do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following viz. I bequeath to my relation Mr. Thos. Gamble the sum of Fifty pounds stg. in consideration of the esteem and regard I have for him and for his particular attention and extra services in my concerns in this Island. The residue of my property of all kinds whatsoever I bequeath to my brother and four sisters to be equally divided between them. And further I appoint Messrs. Thomas Kernaghan, Baptist Scott and Thomas Gamble to be my executors. As witness my hand and seal in Harbor Grace Newfoundland this 29th day of June 1832.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 2, 2003)

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