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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Samuel P. Wells


Will of Samuel P. Wells
from Newfoundland will books volume 13 pages 50-51 probate year 1925

In re

To whom it may concern.

      I, Samuel P. Wells, of the Shoal Harbour, in the Electoral District of Trinity, Nfld, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make my last will and testament as follows:

FIRST: I give devise and bequeath to my son Willis George, his heirs and assigns forever, that parcel of land, with all the building it contains, extending from the road to the water side, situated at Shoal Hr. East and bounded on the North by Stephen Ryan; South by Crown Land; West by Public Road; East by water side, detailed description of size being found on grant.

SECOND: Provided my wife outlives me, I hereby make provision that she may, if she so desire, live on said parcel of land until her death and, if she so desire, occupy one half of the home; full possession of which shall vest in my son Willis George upon her death.

In Witness Whereof, I, Samuel P Wells, the testator, have set my hand this twenty first day of November A D 1921.

Signed and declared by the above named Samuel P. Wells as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto ascribed our names at his request as witnesses thereto in the presence of said testator.     SAMUEL P. WELLS.
Isaac Davis, Clergyman.
      Shoal Hr.

Mark Clench Shoal Hr. East.

Codicil to the above will.
Whereas I Samuel P Wells did on the twenty first of November A D 1921 make my last will & testament I do now by this writing and add this codicil to my said will to be taken as part thereof:

1st In the event of my son, Willis George, dying without heirs, I hereby on this give and bequeath to my wife the whole of my property as afore stated.

2nd I give devise and bequeath to Samuel J. Wells, my son, the parcel of land which is bounded by public road on outside and on other sides by Stephen Ryan and Simon Ryan (detailed description of same being found on grant).

3rd The cellar on the above mentioned piece of land, and right of way to the same I give, devise and bequeath to my son Willis George, his heirs and assigns. In the event of his death without heirs the cellar and right of way to same to be the property of my wife.

In Witness Whereof I hereunto place my hand and seal, this 29th day of January A.D. 1923


Signed, Sealed, published and declared to us by the testator, Samuel P. Wells, as and for a codicil to be annexed to his last will and testament. And we, at his request, and in his presence, have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Isaac Davis      Jan 29/23

Mark Clench Shoal harbour East.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 31/24
Kent J.
Adm C.T.A.
granted to
Willis George
Jan 2/25
Estate sworn
at $1000.00



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