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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Walters
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 539-540
probate year 1912
William Walters deceased.
Burgoynes Cove August 1st 1907
This is my last will and testament of me William Walters of Lance Cove
Smith’s sound I am this day of a sound mind good understanding
and possessing all my natural abilities. I give and bequeath of all my
estate as I shall be possesd of at my death as follows! My Land is to
be equally shared between my four sons James Walters Japhet Walters
Seth Walters & Joseph Walters. It is my request that not one foot of same
is ever to be sold out of the name Walters My Land I own which is at Trinity I give to my son James but if either
of the other three sons with to dwell or live at Trinity he is to have
the land as his own & his part of the land situated at Lance cove
shall be given up to my son James instead thereof. My Land at Trinity
is bounded on the north by Charles Walters & on the south by Robert
Walters on the west by a cliff. It is never to be sold like
that at Lance Cove.
All my tools and fishing Gear and property are to
be shared as equally as possible among my sons The Saw Mill I give & bequeath
one third of it to my son James and two thirds to the other three sons
My cattle I give and bequeath to my wife and daughter my wife is to have
the first choice take what cow she may fancy and which sheep she like
to chose or worth - My wife is to be supported out of my land while she
lives cash (if any) is to be divided equally among my wife & daughters.
My dwelling House I give & bequeath to my son Joseph Walters, my bed
is now to be carried out of my house My wife is not to be turned out
of the house. The above will having been read over & explained to
me I hereby set my hand and seal on this
first day of August in the presence of witnesses as seen below - William
his x mark Walters (L.S.) - we hereby set our hand and seal
witness Arthur E. Tulk Priest (LS) William
Tulk Justice of Peace (LS) I hereby appoint my son James
Walters to act as my executor
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Edw J. Garnier
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