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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Williams


Will of John Williams
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 397 probate year 1919

In re John Williams       deceased

Witless Bay May 3rd/19. This is the last will of I John Williams My Property I bequeath as follows. First. I Bequeath to John Mulcahy of Patrick my part of the fishing property situated at B Bulls in Cullys Cove Bounded on the West by the Gut or river & on the East by Driscoll Property To my wife I bequeath my part of all the property we now occupy & have in our possession at Witless Bay to do as she please with She claims she will sell it The land if sold half the money to go to Jerome Williams The Dory I leave to Pat Williams s ("Mary own wish" is written between the lines above the word "Williams") boys the piece of land situated on St. Johns Road Between Williams Land & Joseph Burks I bequeath to my wife Mary Williams To build a House or do what she please with I bequeath to Rev. Father Pat O'Brien the sum of fifty dollars for the New Chapel at Witless Bay Also my part of the Trap over at BB I bequeath to John Mulcahy of Patrick my part of Armstrongs room I leave to Mary to do as she please with Written and signed by me John Williams this third day of May One thousand nine hundred & nineteen. John Williams. John Burke. John Molloy.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 10/19
Horwood CJ
adm C.T.A
granted Mary
Williams Dec 11/19.
Estate sworn
at $2177.01



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 29, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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