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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Wall


Will of John Wall
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 249 & 250 probate year 1837

In re
     John Wall       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. Newfoundland July the 2nd 1832. I John Wall Native of Ireland Inhabitant of Newfoundland in the District of St. John's sick and weak in body but in my perfect senses at present I bequeath unto my Edward Wall my eldest son heirs assigns executors or administrators after death the farm I holds joining Messers. Wm. & Hennery Thomas farm the above Edward Wall are to pay my daughter Catherine Wall twenty pounds currency or otherwise half the farm when she is the age of 18 years her heirs assigns executors or administrators but the said Catherine Wall are to live with the said Edward Wall for that period of years and to aid and assist him in respect to forward the agriculture of the farm the said Edward Wall & Catherine Wall and my wife Margaret Wall are to be governed by my trustees heirs assigns executors or administrators in case that my wife gets married to another man the sd man executors assigns or administrators are not to be charge them maintenance or clothing during the term they holds it untill the sd Edward are 21 years of age the sd Edward Wall executors assigns or administrators are empower to depossess them of the sd farm and if my wife Margaret Wall remains single without getting maried I empowers her ruler and the governess of the sd farm to forwarded it for the good of herself and the 2 children By adviseing with the trustee and be governed by him the said Edward Catherine or Margaret Wall heirs assigns executors or administrators are not to sell mortgage or dispose of the sd farm in any manner whatsoever without the advise of my trustees, Nicholas Wall & John Murphy trustees. John his x mark Wall. We the under mentioned persons are witness to the contents of the within mentioned. Witness present James Ready.    Witness James Grace.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 10, 2003)

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