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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Benjamin J. Williams


Will of Benjamin J. Williams
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 189 probate year 1834

In re
     Benjamin J. Williams       deceased.

Being in perfect mind it is my desire should it please the Almighty to take me to himself before I shall have an opportunity to change what I now pen that of the property I shall leave Louisa Travers shall have One thousand pounds, Henrietta Catherine Williams my first cousin shall have one thousand pounds, that my uncle Benjn Williams shall have Five hundred pounds, that Jas. D. Williams shall remain in the undisturbed possession of the balance he owes me, and that the residue of my estate shall be equally divided among my poor relatives. To see that the above is carried into full effect I name John Nicholls, my partner, Benjn Williams my uncle, and Benjn Wallington my cousin, as my executors and administrators. Given under my hand at St. John's Newfoundland 31st Jany 1834. Benjamin J. Williams.   Witness, John Nichols.

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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