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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Wells



Will of Henry Wells
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 41 probate year 1921

In re

I Henry Wells of the Gullies near Brigus Conception Bay Newfoundland being of sound and disposing mind do hereby declare this to be my last Will and Testament.

  1. I hereby appoint William J. Spracklin as sole executor of my Will.
  2. To my dear wife Matilda Wells I give devise and bequeath the whole of my estate both personal and real, consisting of my land situate at the Gullies aforesaid, in all about eighteen acres, all the timber standing on the said land at the time of my death, my dwelling house and outhouses situate on the said land, and my personal effects consisting of household furniture and household effects, also whatever livestock I may have at the time of my death.
  3. To each of my grandchildren I wish the sum of one dollar to be given out of whatever money may be left at the death of my dear wife the said Matilda Wells, but to my daughter Fanny's eldest child I wish the sum of five dollars to be given at the time of my wife's death.

In witness whereof I do hereunto set my hand and seal this 6th day of April in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and ten HENRY WELLS
Signed and sealed in our presence who in his presence and in that of each other do hereunto set our hands as witnesses William J. Spracklin    Alex Serrick.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat May 27/21
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted
to William
J. Spracklin
May 27/21
Estate sworn
at $670.00



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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