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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Philip Tree


Will of Philip Tree
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 317 probate year 1858

In re
     Philip Tree      deceased.

I Philip Tree of Saint John's in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind do make this my last will and testament as follows, First I give and bequeath to Ann Tree Widow of the late Francis Tree during her natural life time all those premises situated at Ferryland owned by me and leased to Mr. Robert Carter Junr and at the death of the said Ann Tree I give and bequeath the said premises to Ann Hart wife of George Hart. Second I give and bequeath to Ann Hart wife of George Hart a certain dwelling house and premises with all the land attached thereto, being about seven acres, owned by me situated at Caplin Bay lately occupied by John Power, also all that property owned by me leased to Thomas Ryan and also all that property leased to Michael Hearn both lots situated at Caplin Bay
Third, I give and bequeath to my nephew John Munn my trunk and clothes     I hereby appoint George Hart of Saint John's Mariner to be my sole executor to this my will dated 19th July 1848.
Philip Tree (LS) Signed and sealed in the presence of R. Holden, F.H. Holden, Louisa Brine.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning



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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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