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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Robert L. Sleater


Will of Robert L. Sleater
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 46 & 47 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Robert L. Sleater       (deceased)

This is the last will and Testament of me Robert L. Sleater of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland watchmaker and Jeweller and made and published this 11th day of June A.D. 1906. I give devise and bequeath to my beloved wife Selina Sleater all the Goods and chattels, estate and property of what nature or kind soever of which I shall die possessed and I appoint my said wife to be the sole executrix of this my said Last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed on the day and year first hereinbefore written Robt. L. Sleater
Signed published and declared by the said Robert L. Sleater as and for his last will and Testament in presence of us who in the presence of the said Testator and of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Alex. J. W. McKinly   Alex. McDougall.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of Robert L. Sleater
End D.M.B.      D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will)
July 14/06
Johnson J.
granted to
Selina Sleater
on the 16th
day of July
AD 1906.
Estate sworn
at $2800.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (January 23, 2003)

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