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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Sheaves



Will of William Sheaves
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 369 & 370 probate year 1904

The last will of William Sheaves late of Channel Fisherman deceased

Channel Newfoundland Feby 23 1897. I William Sheaves of Channel Newfoundland do declare this to be my last will and Testament. I do hereby leave and bequeath to my son Edward Joseph, my house and property and money and all my possessions. And I will that my son Edward Joseph maintain and keep my daughter Laura Lauretta until her marriage In witness whereof I have signed the mark of my hand. William his X mark Sheaves. Signed by the said Testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses at the testators request Llewellyn Godden     William Carter     William Davis

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the will of William Sheaves.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 17, 1904
Emerson J.
Letters of adm cta
granted on the
20th day of June
1904 to Edward
J. Sheaves
Estate sworn



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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