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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Snow



Will of William Snow
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 567 probate year 1906

In re the estate of
      William Snow      deceased

I William Snow of Fogo Newfoundland carpenter, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and publish this as my last will and testament.

  1. I hereby appoint my son John Snow to be the executor of my will.
  2. I hereby direct my executor to pay all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses as soon as possible after my decease
  3. I hereby devise and bequeath my house and fishing room, all gardens carpenter tools and all erections on the room, beds and bedding stores & cooking utensils to my son John Snow absolutely.
  4. I further devise and bequeath to my son John Snow all the rest and residue of my personal and real estate to be his absolutely.

In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal at Fogo, this 7th day of November AD 1902 William his X mark Snow (LS)
signed sealed and declared by said William Snow testator as his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other do hereto subscribe our names as witness Michael E. Pickett     Cornelius T. Pickett

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of William Snow.
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
March 13th 1906
Chief Justice
admt c.t.a.
granted on the
15th day of
Marc h A.D.
1906 to
Henry J. Lind
Aaron Stone



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 26, 2002

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