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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Alexander Williams



Will of William Alexander Williams
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 147 & 148 probate year 1913

In re William Alexander Williams      deceased.

I William Alexander Williams of Pouch Cove S. J. E. in the Island of Newfoundland do hereby make this my last will and Testament being of sound mind in possession of all my faculties & of my own free will. I give & bequeath to my wife Emily Ann Williams my house in which I am living with all its furniture of every kind, & all money belonging to me wherever found. The garden surrounding the house with the gardening implements. One fifth part of fishing property. And at the death of my wife the said Emily Ann Williams the house and property is to become the property of my son John Williams as well as all other property which I bequeath to her on the condition that my son the said John Williams takes care of his mother supporting her to the very best of his power as I should have done. To my son John Williams I give & bequeath half the garden around the house. One fifth part of fishing property one fourth part of inside garden, and the stable and one fourth part of fishing store. I give & bequeath to my son Nathaniel Williams the garden by his house, one fourth part of inside garden in the rear of Mr. Burdon's, one fifth part of Fishing property; also one fourth part of Fishing store I give & bequeath to my son Robert Williams the garden in the rear of his house; one fifth part of Fishing property, one fourth part of the inside garden, one fourth part of Fishing store. I give & bequeath to my son William Williams, the upper house and half the garden in the rear of his house one fourth part of the Fishing shore. One fifth part of Fishing property. I further direct that the horse be sold and the proceeds be given to my wife the said Emily Ann Williams to whom also I give & bequeath the residue of my estate. This is my last will and Testament revoking all other wills and codicils and I ask & appoint Reginald Sullivan to act as Executor of this my will.
Dated this third day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirteen and signed me as witness my signature - William Alexander Williams -
In the presence of us & in the presence of each other and who hereunto have set our names as witnesses. Charles Jeffery.     Reginald Sullivan

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Dec. 5/13
Dec. 6/13
to Reginald
at $3000.00



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

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit July 12, 2002

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