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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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George Wetch

 

Will of George Wetch
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 222 & 223 probate year 1836

In re
     George Wetch       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I George Wetch of Holy Rood Conception Bay Newfoundland Planter, being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body, knowing that it is appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be buried in decent Christian burial at the discretion of my executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Almighty power of God. And as touching such wordly estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First I give and bequeath to Rachael my dearly beloved wife half my land and half the boat and crafts and whatever cattle is on the room and half the fishing room and the dwelling house furniture &c. and also whatever money is in the house at present. And I also appoint my dearly beloved wife Rachael my sole executrix of this my last will and testament the land she is to enjoy during her lifetime and at her death she can dispose of it to whom she pleases. I also give and bequeath to my well beloved son John Wetch half my land that is to say the south west part of the ground to be enjoyed by him and his heirs for ever from the day of my death and also half the fishing room and half the boat also half the craft is on the room. I also give and bequeath to the Revd. Denis Mackin the sum of Five pounds stg and I also give and bequeath to the Rev Patrick Ward the sum of forty shillings. I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any ways before named willed and bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty five. George his x mark Wetch. (LS)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said George Wetch as his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers. Patk Ward.   Denis O'Neill.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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 9, 2003)

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