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Will of John Spurrell (of William)
(From FHL Film #2070901 Newfoundland Supreme Court Wills 1929-1932)
This is the last will and testament of me John Spurrell (or WIlliam) in the settlement of Badgers Quay in the district of Bonavista North, Newfoundland, made this Twenty Eighth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty nine. I herby revoke all wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint Mr Chesley Hoskins in the settlement of Badgers Quay, in the district of Bonavista North, Newfoundland, to be my executor and direct all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
I give and bequeath to my two sons William Howard Spurrell and Chester Wilberforce Randolph Spurrell 10 shares of $10.00 each to the Little River Coal Mining Company to be equally divided between them. 50 shares of $10.00 each Great Eastern Oil Company Limited to be divided equally between them. $1000.00 to each of my daughters viz, Elizabeth Ann Gillingham wife of George Gillingham. Beatrice Julia Newhook, wife of Robert Newhook Emeline Jane Dominy widow of William Dominy. $500.00 to each of my other daughters viz, Honor Gillingham wife of Aaron Gillingham.
Mary Sturge wife of William B. Sturge.
Signed by the said testator in the presence of us present at the same time who at his requjest and in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
[Handwritten note in the right margin of page 28]
|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 & Transcribed by Ernie Kraut
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 22, 2003)
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