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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Harriet Wadland
from Newfoundland will books volume 8 page 14 probate year 1906.
In the Estate of
Harriet Wadland deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Harriet Wadland of St. John's widow.
1. I appoint the Rev. Henry Dunfield Rector of St. Thomas Parish and my son John B. Wadland executors of this my will.
2. I give and bequeath to my said son John B. Wadland and to my daughter Eliza Jane Field my household furniture and effects in equal shares.
3. All the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects I give devise and bequeath to my said executors upon trust to realize the same and to divide the proceeds thereof among my four children viz my said son John B. Wadland my said daughter Eliza Jane Field and my two other sons George B. Wadland and William B. Wadland.
Witness my hand at St. John's aforesaid this 16th day of March A.D. 1906. H. Wadland.
Signed Published and declared by the said testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other (all present at the same time) have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Henry Dunfield St. John's Nfld. W.E. Wood Solicitor St. John's Nfld.
I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Harriet Wadland.
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
on the 1st
|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. |
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