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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Squires



Will of William Squires
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 539 probate year 1906

Squires William.       Last will of

This is the last will and testament of the undersigned William Squires. After my just debts and expenses are paid I leave and bequeath to my wife and her three children, to be equally divided between them all my property of any kind whatsoever
(Signed) William his X mark Squires June 8/98. St. John's.
G. Ross Godden     Elizabeth Morgan. Witnesses

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


(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Jany 16 06
Emerson J.
Admin. C.t.a.
Geo. Squires
Jan 16. 1906
Albert Squires
Benjamin Squires
Est. $1897.24



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 23, 2002

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