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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ewen Stabb


Will of Ewen Stabb
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 413 probate year 1872
(The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1872, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886)

In re

        Ewen Stabb deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Ewen Stabb of St. John’s Newfoundland     I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences be paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give devise and bequeath after payment of debts and funeral expences all and every my household furniture linen and wearing apparel books plate pictures china and also all and every sum and sums of money which may be found in my house or be about my person or due to me at the time of my decease, and also all my debts bills notes or other securities and all and every other my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal whether in possession or reversion remainder or expectancy unto William Sparks and Henry John Gardener in trust for my daughter Anne Tessier Stabb and Catherine Sparks Stabb (they being entirely dependent on me) to and for their own use and benefit absolutely
And I nominate constitute and appoint William Henry Stabb James S. Hayward and Henry John Stabb or any two of them to be executors of this my will and hereby revoking all former or other wills and testaments by me at any time made heretofore made I declare this to be my last will and testament    In witness whereof I the said Ewen Stabb have to this my last will and testament set my hand the thirty first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty eight     Ewen Stabb    Signed by the testator Ewen Stabb and acknowledged by him to be his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of the said testator and of each other.    Henry H. Stabb,     Chas. Crowdy.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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