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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of George Tetford
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 77 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
George Tetford deceased.
Last will and Testament of George Tetford. I George Tetford of Harbor Grace, in the district of Harbor Grace, Newfoundland, do hereby make my last will and Testament.
(1) I state that I have the right use of my mental faculties and what I shall state in this will is valid.
(2) I George Tetford make this my last will and Testament moneys left after my death from which all expenses connected with my burial must be taken. A casket must be bought a headstone must be placed to mark my last resting place and an iron railing placed around my grave.
(3) I do give and bequeath unto Samuel Tetford and Elizabeth Tetford, my son and daughter and their heirs, whatever moneys remaining after funeral expenses and executors' fees are paid, one half to Samuel Tetford and one half to Elizabeth. The property situated on the Labrador I give and bequeath to my son Samuel and his heirs.
(4) I hereby appoint Robert Tetford my executor.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 12th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six. George his x mark Tetford.
Signed by the said Testator, George Tetford in our presence who in his presence and in the presence of each other, sign our names as witnesses Robert Tetford John Gavin (Davis?)
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of George Tetford deceased
End DMB D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will)
Geo H Emerson
the 10th day of
|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.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (November 25, 2002)
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