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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel Stockwood


Will of Samuel Stockwood
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 387 probate year 1923


This is the last Will and testament of me Samuel Stockwood of John of Gull Island Bay De Verde Dist Nfld. Made this 18th day of September 1922. Being of sound mind and with the use of all my reasoning powers although old and expecting soon to die I wish to dispose of my wordly possessions as follows.
1st.     I give and bequeath to my four sons Leander John Samuel & Robert Stockwood all and whatsoever of property now in their possession that belonged to my Estate in the past that I put them in possession of and that they have been using as their own separately.
Further I give and bequeath to Johns sons a Cod Trap. To Sam's a cod Trap and to Roberts sons a cod Trap with all the gear each to each to be delivered to them after my decease by my son Richard or my Executors.
To my wife Mary Jane Stockwood I bequeath whatever personal property or money I may die possessed of for her support should she not out live me and should there be any money not used after her death and burial and mine let it be equally divided amongst my children that survive me and my wife before mentioned share and share alike.
Lastly The residue of my property remaining after the preceding bequests that I now call my own portion whatever and wheresoever situated or comprising I give and bequeath to my youngest son Richard his heirs or assigns forever with the provision that he shall as long she may survive me support comfortably from the property my wife Mary Jane before mentioned to whom I also bequeath as her own exclusive property a Milch Cow.
I further appoint James Moores of Northern Bay and my son Richard to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
Signed     SAMUEL his X mark STOCKWOOD (of John)
Signed in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at the same time subscribe our names as witnesses.
Witnesses   James W. Moores    Allan G. Hudson.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 5/23
Kent J.
Probate granted
to James Moores
June 5/23
Estate sworn
at $890.00



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (December 17, 2002)

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