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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
Henry Slowman

Disclaimer: The wills for volumes 1 and 2 are not made from the original will books, but rather from a set of books written up from the originals about 100 years later. The 1846 hand written will book that we are putting up along with the wills from the volume 1 will book, is not the original will book. It was made, probably within a decade of the death of the testators, but it is not an exact replication from the original will book.

 

Will of Henry Slowman
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 544 & 545 probate year 1848.

In re
     Henry Slowman      deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Henry Slowman of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland Fisherman being now old and infirm in body but in sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament utterly revoking and annulling all and every will or wills heretofore made by me and Imprimis I bequeath my body to the earth to await the promised resurrection of my soul which I leave to the mercy of my God.
Item, I bequeath unto Mary Slowman my true and lawful wife all my goods and chattels such as I may possess the same at the time of my decease consisting of money (say one hundred and sixty pounds in the hands of James Brine Esq. being part purchase money of my dwelling house and garden) household furniture &c. and I make and constitute my said wife Mary sole executrix of this my will. Given under my hand this twentieth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty five at Saint John's aforesaid Henry his X mark Slowman.
Made and published in presence of us on the day and in the year above written, John V. Nugent,    Michael M.J. Nugent.

I also add unto my will this codicil to express my will and bequeath and I do bequeath unto my wife Mary Slowman All that and those (?) that pieces and parcel of land now occupied by William Tawel and which he lets from me at a rent of twenty five shillings per annum but the house itself with the ground whereon it stands but no more I bequeath unto the said William Tawel given under my hand the day and year above written. William(?) his X mark Slowman.
Signed made and published in presence of us the day & year above written. John V. Nugent,   M.A. Nugent,   Michael M.J. Nugent.

Certified correct
D.M. Browning
Registrar


Will of Henry Slowman from Newfoundland will book labeled, "REGISTRY OF WILLS 1846," pages 136 & 137 probate year 1848.

In the name of God Amen. I Henry Slowman of Saint Johns in the Island of Newfoundland, Fisherman, being now old and infirm in body but in sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last will and Testament utterly revoking and annulling all and every wills or will heretofore made by me and Imprimis I bequeath my body to the earth to await the promised resurrection of my soul which I leave to the Mercy of my God.
Item, I bequeath unto Mary Slowman my true and lawful wife all my goods and chattels such as I may possess the same at the time of my decease consisting of money (say one hundred and sixty pounds in the hands of James Brine Esq.~ being part purchase money of my dwelling house and garden) household furniture &c. and I make and constitute my said wife Mary sole executrix of this my will given under my hand this twentieth day of January one thousand eight hundred and forty five at Saint Johns aforesaid Henry Slowman. (his mark)
Made and published in presence of us on the day and in the year above written, Jhn V. Nugent,    Michael M.J. Nugent.

I also add unto my Will this Codicil to express my will to bequeath unto my wife Mary Slowman All that and those (?) that piece and parcel of land now occupied by William Tawel and which he holds from me at a rent of Twenty five Shillings per annum but the house itself with the ground whereon it stands, but no more, I bequeath unto the said William Tawel given under my hand the day and year above written. William(?) Slowman his mark.

Signed made and published in presence of us the day and year above written. John V. Nugent,   Michael M.J. Nugent.

 

 

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 (October 10, 2002)

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