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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Robert Lee Whiting

 

Part 1 - Contributed & Transcribed by Gloria Bruce (Robert Lee Whiting was my GGG grandfather)

Will of Robert Lee Whiting
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 401 probate year 1861

 

Last Will & Testament of Robert Lee Whiting of Harbor Grace, Master Carpenter.  ...to my daughter Louisa Gordon her heirs and assigns forever the piece of land to the eastward of the house & premises occupied by my daughter Susannah Skinner, etc...  ...to my daughter Susannah Skinner...the premises she now occupies, etc...  ...to my daughter Emily Lowe, wife of David Lowe, ...the house&  premises which I now occupy and also all the furniture & other personal property I possess except that hereinafter bequeathed to my grandson William Gordon, etc...  ...to my daughter Mary Ann Dansey,...the house & premises which she now occupies, etc...  ...to my daughter Jane Heath...my land & premises on the Hill...granted to me 1 June 1831.  ...to my grandson William Gordon all of my carpenter tools & utensils in trade & personal property belonging to my workshop.  Dated 3 July 1860.  

Codicil - ...the cost of a good and suitable tombstone for myself & my wife to be paid out of any moneys in the Savings Bank.


Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson as part of the wills project

Will of Robert Lee Whiting
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 401- 402 probate year 1861

In re
Robert Lee Whiting deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me Robert Lee Whiting of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Master Carpenter. I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid out of my estate hereinafter named and after payment thereof I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Louisa Gordon her heirs and assigns for ever the piece of land to the eastward of the house and premises occupied by my daughter Susannah Skinner, bounded on the east by property conveyed by me to George Lee Whiting and running south from the street across the beach to the south boundary of the passage way in front of my dwelling house-    I give devise and bequeath unto my said daughter Susannah Skinner her heirs and assigns for ever the house and premises she now occupies situate to the westward of the before named piece of land and to the eastward of that hereinafter bequeathed to my daughter Emily Lowe-     I give devise and bequeath to the said Emily Lowe wife of David Lowe her heirs and assigns for ever the house and premises which I now occupy and also all the furniture and other personal property that I possess except that hereinafter bequeathed to my grandson William Gordon-     I give devise and bequeath to my daughter Mary Ann Dansey her heirs and assigns for ever the house and premises which she now occupies-    I give devise and bequeath the passage way in front of the said houses and that to the westward to my said daughters their heirs and assigns jointly as a right of way to the said houses and premises-     I give devise and bequeath to Jane Heath my daughter her heirs and assigns for ever my land and premises on the Hill containing about seven acres and three roods and granted to me by grant bearing date the first day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and thirty one-    I give devise and bequeath to my said daughters Louisa Gordon, Susannah Skinner, Emily Lowe and Mary Ann Dansey and their heirs for ever the land lying to the southward of the said passage way in front of the said houses and also that lying to the southward of the said land hereinbefore bequeathed to the said Louisa Gordon to be held by them share and share alike and I will and direct that the same shall be divided and shared between them by my executors hereinafter named and that the division made by them shall be obligatory and binding upon each of my said daughters.

I give devise and bequeath to my grandson William Gordon all my carpenter’s tools and utensils in trade and personal property belonging to my workshop. And I hereby annul all other wills by me heretofore made and hereby appoint Messrs. Thomas Higgins and Joseph Godden both of Harbor Grace executors to this my last will and testament-    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of July A.D. eighteen hundred and sixty.    Robert Lee Whiting (LS)    Signed sealed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in presence of- the word “devise” on the first page and the words “her heirs and assigns for ever” on the first and second pages having been first interlined, John Hayward-

Codicil to this my will- July 3rd 1860. In the event of any or either of my said daughters again marrying- I give devise and bequeath the land and property herein bequeathed to her or them to her or their then surviving children and their heirs. Robert Lee Whiting. Witness, the words “her or” being interlined, John Hayward.

Further codicil to this my will. I WILL and direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and also the cost of a good and suitable tombstone for myself and my wife be paid out of any moneys in the Savings Bank or elsewhere of which I may die possessed and that the balance if any shall be divided share and share alike between my said daughters and son George Lee Whiting, July 3rd 1860.     Robert Lee Whiting.    Witness, John Hayward.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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. 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.

Part 1 - Contributed & Transcribed by Gloria Bruce
(Robert Lee Whiting was my GGG grandfather)

Part 2 - Contributed by Judy Benson

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

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