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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Roger F. Sweetman


Will of Roger F. Sweetman
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 507-508 probate year 1863

In re
Roger F. Sweetman deceased.

This is the last will and testament of R.F.S. of Placentia (formerly of Blenheim Lodge near Waterford Ireland) after payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate unto my beloved wife Honoriah Sweetman (formerly Sinnott) whom I appoint sole executrix of this my will as witness my hand this 16th day of August 1860, R.F.S.     Signed and acknowledged by the said R.F.S. the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

Joanne's note: Roger was the son of Pierce Sweetman and Julia Forristal



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.

Contributed by Joanne Connors and also by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

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

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