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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Trew


Will of John Trew
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 157-158 probate year 1853

In re
     John Trew      deceased.

I John Trew son of Roger and Elizabeth Trew of Marnhull in the County of Dorset being of sound mind do declare this my last will and testament (viz) I give and bequeath unto my mother Elizabeth Trew forty pounds and likewise I give to my brother George Trew ten pounds which said money is at present in the hands of Mr. John Colborne of Sturminster Newton Dorset I likewise give and bequeath to my brothers Georges three children James Trew, Thomas Trew and Lavinia Trew or the survivors of them at the time of my decease ten pounds in equal shares between them which said money is at present in the Blandford Savings Bank and I likewise give and bequeath to the above James Trew, Thomas Trew and Lavinia Trew all the remainder of money good chattels wearing apparel or whatever I die possessed of or may be entitled to at the time of my decease Now I nominate and appoint my brother George Trew of Marnhull Dorset my executor under this my last will and testament In witness thereto I hereby affix my hand and seal to this sheet of paper this fourth day of May one thousand eight hundred and thirty four. Jn. Trew (LS) In the presence of us, Richard Galpin, Mary Galpin.

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 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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