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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John White


Will of John White from Newfoundland will books volume 1 pages 144 & 145 probate year 1832

In re
     John White       deceased.

In the name of God Amen. I John White of Twillingate in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, but a native of Naselburyant in Dorsetshire in England, being of sound mind memory and understanding and considering the uncertainty of human life, do make this my last will and testament as follows First I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth the wife of James Moors of Backharbour in Twillingate, the sum of five shillings of the currency of this country, to be paid to her as soon as demanded after my decease. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne, the wife of William Short of Twillingate all my fishing room together with the house in which I dwell, my other buildings also of whatever description or wherever situated, also all my household furniture, goods and chattels, also all my seans nets boats and craft, also all my gardens and lands wherever situated, also all my debts, dues and claims, In short whatever is mine at the time of my death, and whatever I then have a lawful right to & claim upon (except the five shillings herein already disposed of) I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne the wife of William Short of Twillingate aforenamed herein, to be by her, her heirs, executors or administrators freely possessed for ever; And Lastly I make constitute and ordain Mr. Richard Newman & Mr. Joseph Colbourne both of Twillingate executors of this my will; And I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke and disannul, all and every other former wills, testaments, legacies, bequests and executors by me in any wise 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 ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty. John White (LS)
Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the aforenamed John White, as his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto (where no stamps are used) subscribed our names. Thos. M. Lyte.   John Chapman.

Certified Correct,
D. M. Browning



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 (February 19, 2003)

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