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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(S)
Robert J. Sweetland

 

Will of Robert J. Sweetland
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 6 & 7 probate year 1906.

In the Estate of
     Robert J. Sweetland       (deceased)

Bonavista Newfoundland Sept. 11th, 1905 Know all men that I Robt. J. Sweetland of Bonavista Newfoundland doth hereby renounce and give unto my Father & sisters all monies due me on my Life Policy with the New York Mutual Life Insurance Company at the time of my death, & further, I do hereby appoint Rev. A.G. Bayly my Pastor to collect all monies due me by said New York Mutual Life Insurance Company and to be divided & distributed by him as follows. To my sisters Carrie & Edith Two hundred dollars each to my sister, Fannie, one hundred dollars. To my Father Five hundred dollars & after my Father should have passed away then the five hundred dollars shall be given to my Brother Hubert   Robt. J. Sweetland    Witness Augustus G. Bayly   Arthur Sweetland.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Robt. J. Sweetland
D. M. Browning

Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Chief Justice
March 26/06
 
Probate
granted on
the 26th day
of March
A.D. 1906
to Rev.
Augustus
G. Bayly.
 
$1287.00

 

 

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 (November 4, 2002)

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