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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Tuff



Will of William Tuff
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 138 & 139 probate year 1913

In re William Tuff      deceased.

Know all men by these Present That I William Tuff of Lamaline in ill Health and of sound mind and memory do make and Publish this my last will and testament and as to all my worldly estate and all the Property real Personal or mixed of which I shall die seized and Possessed I devise bequeath and dispose thereof in the manner following - First my will is I give and bequeath to my son James my House all the furniture and all goods therein together with the shop as it is his Cod Trap and fittings and half the Fishing Room the garden across the Gut a cabbage Garden for my son Thomas to be left. To my son Thomas I give and bequeath his House his Cod Trap and fittings half the Fishing Room - Remainder moneys Securities for money of which I may die possessed First all my Legal debts dues and demands shall be paid remainder shall be divided equally between my two sons and lastly I do appoint and nominate to be my administrator my son James of this my last will and testament
in testimony whereof I the said William Tuff my last will and testimony containing number of sheet 2 and to every sheet thereof subscribe my name this the 26th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine Hundred and Thirteen - William Tuff -
Signed and sealed and declared by the said William Tuff as his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence and in the presence of each have subscribed our names as witness thereto signed Albert Haley     Albert M. Haley.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Nov 18/13
Nov 18/13
to James
sworn at
$2531.00 (Very faint)



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 12, 2002

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