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Will of Johannah Williams
(From FHL Film #2070901 Newfoundland Supreme Court Wills 1929-1932)
This is the last Will and Testament of me, Johannah Williams of Bay Bulls, in the electoral district of Ferryland, Widow, hereby revoking all wills, Testaments or Codicils by me at any time heretofore made. I devise and bequeath all my estate real and personal to my executor and trustee hereinafter named, in trust for the following purposes. To pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and thereafter in trust to dispose of and convey the same as thereafter state.
I nominate and appoint Frederick J. Williams of Bay Bulls Planter, Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I subscribe thesePresents, as printed and written this 8th day of October A.D. 1928.
Signed Published and declared by the saidTestatrix as her last will and testament in the presence of us both present at the same time, who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto set and subscribed our names as witnesses.
/s/ William T. Lloyd
[Handwritten note in right margin]
|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 & Transcribed by Ernie Kraut
Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (March 22, 2003)
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