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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Terrington


Will of John Terrington
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 134 probate year 1831.

In re
     John Terrington       deceased.

St. John's Newfoundland December 10th, 1830. This is the last will & testament of me John Terrington Civil Officer in His Majesty's Ordnance at this station vizt. I give and bequeath unto my housekeeper Catherine Brown the interest of one thousand pounds in the four p cent or now three and a half p cent stock which sum is now or will be vested in the joint names of Wm. Walmsley Terrington and Michael Gibbs for my use. This interest is to be paid her during her life. I also give unto her the whole of my household furniture, plate, linen, wearing apparel, horse, money due to me in this place as well as the money in my possession, with all other personal property which I may hold here at my decease. Not one shilling of public money is now in my keeping. As witness my hand & seal the day & year above written. John Terrington (LS)   Witness Noel Hanmer, Clerk in the office.    Martin Jordan, Office Keeper.
My friend John Laidley Esqr. Asst Commissary General having kindly undertaken to see my wishes carried into effect at this place I hereby appoint him my whole & sole executor to this document. St. John's Newfoundland Octr. 6th 1831. John Terrington.
Acknowledged by John Terrington Esqr to be his last will and testament. Newfoundland October 10th 1831.   John Laldley.     S.W. Curtic.   Joseph S. Shea.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 (March 2, 2003)

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