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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of William Williams
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 513 probate year 1920
In re William Williams deceased
This is the last will and testament of me William Williams of No. Twenty Young Street in the city of St. John'sN.F.L.D. made this fourteenth day of October in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and 19 nineteen. I hereby revoke all wills made by me at anytime heretofore.
I appoint my wife Susannah Jane Williams to be my executor and direct that all my debts and funeral expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and bequeath unto my wife Susannah Jane Williams one dwelling house in the town of St. John's at twenty Young Street and all the furniture and the effects.
I leave to my wife five hundred dollars debentures. After my wife's death the house and furniture and five hundred dollars debentures goes to Rowland Torraville Williams.
My land on Petty Harbor Road goes to Ernest Williams my nephew after my wife's death
My fishing property at Petty Harbor I leave to my nephew Emanuel Williams after my wife's death
I leave to my brother Henry Williams seven hundred dollars after my wife's death Out of the seven hundred dollars two hundred goes to buy two tomb stones, one for my father one for my mothers.
All other monies I possess goes to my wife until her death. If any money remains after my wife's death it is to be divided between my brother Henry Williams and my sister Mary Jane Pearce and their survivors.
I leave to Ernest Williams my bed and bedding after my wife's death. William Williams.
Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses. John R. Carter [Clerk] Captain Victor Torraville M.M.
Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept. 7/20
|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. |
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