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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Williams


Will of William Williams
from Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 599 probate year 1850

In re
     William Williams      deceased.

Pouch Cove August 3rd 1850. I William Williams being of sound mind do hereby give and bequeath. To my son John the property situated on the south side of Pouch Cove, a cod seine and half the boats and craft, To my daughters Betsy and Rebecca fifty pounds each. To my daughter Emily Anne the property situated in Charlotte Town Prince Edwards Island. To my son Nathaniel a cod seine & half the craft & the reversion of his mothers property. To my wife Grace Williams all the remainder of my property & moneys her son Nathaniel to live with her & succeed her. William his x mark Williams     William Shannon,     Charles Crowdy,     William Squarey, witnesses.

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 & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (May 14, 2003)

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