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Will of William Warren Senior
William Warren ???
Admn c/a granted to
June 14, 1881
Est. sworn under $1200.-
To the Honorable Robert John Pinsent W. C. L. Presiding Justice over the Supreme
Court on Circuit at Harbour Grace
That William Warren late of Harbour Grace Carpenter died at Harbour Grace
aforesaid the year Eighteen hundred and seventy six leaving a will which petitioner
is informed and believes is now in the hands of the Chief Clerk and Registrar
of this Honorable Court.
|Sworn before me|
|at Harbour Grace||Isaac Bartlett LS|
|this 10th day of|
|May A. D. 1881|
Lewis ? Emerson LS
Mrs. Mary Warren
This is the last will and testament of me William Warren of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Carpenter in the eighteen hundred and seventy sixth year of our Lord- I William Warren in the full possession of my reason do give & bequeath to my wife Mary Warren the eastward part of my dwelling house and all the garden in front of the house occupied at present by myself & wife for the term of her natural life And at her death I bequeath it, that is the eastward part of the house to my son James Warren with half the garden in front I bequeath to my son William Warren the westward part of my dwelling house now occupied by himself including one room on the first floor & all the westward and over the first floor, and at the death of my wife he shall have half the garden in front of the house And I bequeath to my son Charles Warren all the new house adjoining the south west part of my dwelling house and a sitting room on the first floor being in the southwest part of the old house. My wife Mary Warren shall receive the rents from the house that I bequeath to Charles Warren untill he comes or his heirs to take possession of the said property. Signed William Warren. Witnesses, Robert Morris, Samuel Stowe, June 1st 1876.
Note by Geoff: William Steel Warren was born about 1812 and may be a son of John and Mary Warren who have ties to Old Perlican. He first married Ann Ryan in Trinity in January 1839. Unfortunately she died in December of the same year. He then married Margaret Piercie in Trinity in 1841. They had son James born about 1842, William Samuel born June 1844, Charles Steele born July 1846 and it would appear that both Margaret and son Robert died in May 1850. His wife Mary mentioned in the will is perhaps a third wife. At this time in 2005 we do not know. William Steel died in Harbour Grace June 3, 1876.
The son William Samuel Warren was my great grandfather. He married Mary Jane Peddle/Piddle from Mosquito (Bristol's Hope). Their daughter Gertrude married my grandfather Ron Martin, the son of Frederick Martin and his second wife and second cousin Elizabeth Martin.
Here is a little information on his son, my great grandfather William,
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
Contributed by Geoff Martin (William Warren was my great great grandfather)
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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