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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Sexton


Will of William Sexton
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 275 probate year 1919

In re William Sexton       deceased

This is the last will and testament of me William Sexton of Trinity Newfoundland Fisherman. I hereby give devise and bequeath unto my wife Mary Sexton all my estate right title and interest in and to what ever personal property I am now possessed of wherever situate absolutely: as long as she remains a widow, and unmarried and in the event of her remarrying all my property is to go to the family of Arthur Sexton my brother resident in Trinity - And I appoint George Christian of Trinity aforesaid Sub Collector H. M. Customs my sole executor of this my last will and testament. Dated at Trinity this Thirty first day of May A.D. 1906 William Sexton. Signed by the Testator in the joint presence of us who in his presence at his request, thereupon signed our names as witnesses in his and each other's presence George Christian     G. R. Lily     Not(?)Pul

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

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 18/19
Kent J.
granted to
Jan. 18/19
Estate sworn
at $650.00



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 12, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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