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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Walters


Will of William Walters
from Newfoundland will books volume 9 pages 539-540 probate year 1912

In re
      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

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Nov 6/12
adm c.t.a.
Nov 12/12
T. Walters
Jno. Hanie
Edw J. Garnier
sworn at



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