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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Spurrell (of William)


Will of John Spurrell (of William)
from Newfoundland will books volume 15 pages 28-29 probate year 1929

     JOHN SPURRELL (or William)       DECEASED

(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.
The remainder of my money to be divided equally between my sons viz William Howard Spurrell and Chester Wilberforce Randolph Spurrell.
Of my land and property To Chester Wilberforce Randolph Spurrell the house in which he now lives and its contents, with the exception of the Furniture and other contests of my front bed-room which I bequeath my grandson Master Howard Spurrell son of Mr William Howard Spurrell.
To William Howard Spurrell the house and its contents in which he now lives.
The remainder of my land and property to be divided equally between William Howard Spurrell and Chester Wilberforce Randolph Spurrell my two sons.
Should Mr George Gillingham or his family come to live in the house on my land which is situate on Pig Island Badgers Quay, they can settle thereon, but if the house be sold other than to either of my sons it must be removed. To my son William Howard Spurrell I bequeath my coal utensils that is two carts- two wheelbarrows- and two tubs.


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
Edmund B. Gabriel
C.M. Hoskins

/S/ William F Lloyd

[Handwritten note in the right margin of page 28]
Nov 2/29
J M Kent
Probate granted
Chesley Hoskins
on the 4th day of
November A.D.
Value of Estate



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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