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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Watts



Will of William Watts
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 60 probate year 1921

In re

This is the last will and testament of me William Watts, Cooper, of Trinity East. Trinity Bay, Newfoundland. I give, devise, and bequeath all my Real and Personal Estate, whatsoever and wheresoever, unto Mary Watts, my beloved wife; and I appoint the said Mary Watts sole Executrix of this my will.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand and seal, this first day of December, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen. WILLIAM WATTS.
Signed by the said William Watts, the testator, in the joint presence of us, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses. Arthur Pittman Clerk in Holy Orders   Joseph Fowlow.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat July 21/21
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted to
Mary Watts
July 21/21
Estate sworn at



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 28, 2002

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