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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Warford


Will of Henry Warford
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 155 & 156 probate year 1833

In re
     Henry Warford       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I Henry Warford of Ship Cove Port de Grave in the Island of Newfoundland Planter, being of sound disposing mind and memory and being impressed with a sense of the uncertainty of human life, do hereby make and declare this my last will and testament.
In the first place I will that all my just debts shall be paid, and that my funeral expenses and the necessary expenses of proving and executing this my will shall also be paid out of the property I may leave after which I give and bequeath all my fishing room and plantation at Ship Cove aforesaid to John Morgan and to Jacob Warford, who are both now living with me, say one moiety to each, that is to say, the Western Half to John Morgan and the eastern half to Jacob Warford aforesaid, on condition that they the said John Morgan and Jacob Warford do maintain my wife Bridget Warford in a decent and comfortable manner during her natural life.
I give and bequeath my house to my wife, during her lifetime, and after her death it is to become the property of John Morgan aforesaid, on condition that Jacob Warford aforesaid shall be permitted to live in it while he continues unmarried.
I give and bequeath all my boats and fishing tackle and craft to the said John Morgan and Jacob Warford in equal shares
I give and bequeath my money and all other my goods and effects, than the foregoing, to my wife aforesaid.
I will and bequeath my fishing stage jointly to and between the said John Morgan and Jacob Warford to be held by them in common, because I think the place where it is built, is the only fit place for a stage on my room.
And I hereby make and appoint Mr. William Andrews Robert's son, and Mr. John Daw George's son, both of Ship Cove aforesaid, Planters, Executors of this my will.
As witness my hand and seal at Port de Grave Newfoundland this first day of January In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one. Henry his X mark Warford (LS)
Witnessed by us in presence of the testator, and of each other, at Port de Grave, Newfoundland, 1st January 1831.    Robt Jno Pinsent.   Robert Barber.

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 2, 2003)

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