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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
George Whitehorn


Will of George Whitehorn
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 559-560 probate year 1864.

In re
George Whitehorn deceased.
This is the last will and testament of George Whitehorn late of the Parish of Ringwood in the Co. Hampshire England and now residing at Ragged Point in the Island of Twillingate in the Northern District Island Newfoundland. Planter First I give and devise all the right title and interest that I possess in the fishing room with the appurtenances occupied by me and situate at Ragged Point Twillingate aforesaid together with all the buildings thereon and the garden and lands occupied and owned by me in and around Ragged Point all of which are now enclosed and on which my present winter-house stands unto and to the use of my wife Bridget Whitehorn for her use and support of my children during such time as she may of her own choice live on that aforementioned fishing room and premises and keep it in reasonable repair without impeachment or waste and it is my will that the said fishing room buildings gardens lands and premises aforementioned or implied shall at the time of the death of my wife or on her quitting the afore devised premises to reside elsewhere then shall become the sole property of my son Henry Whitehorn his heirs executors or administrators for ever all of which to be subject nevertheless to the following conditions that is to say my daughter Harriet Whitehorn and Mary Jane Whitehorn so long as they shall remain unmarried and no longer shall have a right to residence on the room and maintenance therefrom they and each of them rendering such reasonable assistance to their motherin-law, my wife Bridget Whitehorn as may be in their power or to my son Henry Whitehorn or either of them as may be in the actual possession of the aforementioned premises. It is further my will with all convenient speed after my decease absolutely to sell either by public auction or private contract first out of my fishing material consisting of boats netts or other personal effects sufficient to pay or satisfy all my just debts funeral and other expenses attending this my last will the remainder of my said personal effects of every kind whatever to remain on the premises for the use comfort and maintenance of my wife and children. I do hereby constitute and appoint James Rice of Twillingate executor of this my last will and testament. Dated this 25th day of February on thousand eight hundred and sixty four. George his X mark Whitehorn (LS) Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said George Whitehorn being first read over and explained to him in the presence of Thomas Boone, Minister of St. Peter’s Ch. Twillingate. James Rice, Depty Sheriff.

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

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

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