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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Seeviour


Will of William Seeviour
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 170-171 probate year 1854.
(This name is spelled Seeviour, Seevior and Sevior in the will and Seevior in the wills index)

In re
     William Seeviour      deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I William Seevior Planter of Exploits Burnt Island in Green Beay being in perfect healt & of sound memery but calling to mind it is apointed unto all men once to dye & I do make this my last will & testament & first of all I give my soul to God that gave it & my body to the earth from whence it came to burid in a desent Christen maner by my execter & as for my worldy goods that God has plese to bless me with I do make my well beloved son Joseph Seevior my sole eare & execter of all my property after my decease & when his two sons James Sevior & his brother coms to the age of twenty one thare to have one half of the room and trade with there father & as for my old chest it is not to be opened for three years after my decease and as for James Hutchens yare are to strike of three parts of his debt Whereunto I set my hand & seale this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord 1847.
William Seevior (LS)
Witness present, John Dalton, Edward Downton.

Be it known to all men by these presents that I William Seeviour Planter of Exploits Burnt Island Green Bay, have made and declared by last will & testament in writing bearing date the fifth day of November one thousand eight hundred and forty seven I the said William Seeviour by this present codicil do ratify and confirm the same with the exception of this that the said James Hutchings debt be cancelled altogether and freely forgiven and the wife of my son Joseph shall have no command or power over one shilling of my property And I do farther give and bequeath unto loving daughters the following sum that is to say first to my daughter Mary Lacey I do give the sum of ten pounds currency of Newfoundland to my daughter Elizabeth Hutchings the sum of five pounds currency to my daughter Susannah Moors the sum of ten pounds currency to be paid out of such moneys as shall be paid after my decease and my will and meaning is that this codicil be adjudged part and parcel of my last will and testament and that all things therein contained be faithfully and truly performed in every respect as if the same were so set down in my said last will and testament this twentieth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty four.
Signed in the presence of us, Edward Downton. Andrew Manuel, Samuel Manuel.

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 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 AST)

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