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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Jacob Wheller


Will of Jacob Wheller
from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 284 probate year 1884

In re
      Jacob Wheller deceased.

Know all men by these presents that I Jacob Wheller of Twillingate in the District of Twillingate and Fogo in the Colony of Newfoundland, Planter, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and publish this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making null and void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made.
First, I give and bequeath to my son Elias Wheller all my fishing room and premises situated in Twillingate aforesaid, and also all and singular the residue and remainder of my estate, goods and chattels wheresoever and of what kind and nature soever to remain to him the said Elias Wheeler his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for ever.
Second, I hereby constitute and appoint Mr. Stephen Young and my son Elias Wheller to be the executors of this my last will and testament.   In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two-    Jacob Wheller (LS)    The above instrument of one sheet was now here subscribed by Jacob Wheller the testator in the presence of each of us and was at the same time declared by him to be his last will and testament and we at his request sign our names herto as attesting witnesses, Titus Linfield, William Young. Twillingate; August 14th 1882.

Certified Correct,
D.M. Browning



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.

Page Contributed by Joanne Connors Parandjuk & Judy Benson

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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