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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Peter Windsor



Will of Peter Windsor
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 436 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Peter Windsor       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me Peter Windsor of St. John's N.F.L.D. retired Gentleman.

  • First    I direct that all my lawful debts be paid, also funeral expenses.
  • Secondly    That all my property real and personal, that is the property at Aquaforte Known as Brands Estate also property known as the Glen property, also on the South Side of New Harbour known as New Lake, and also the property at St. John's known as the Jenning's Estate and the house and yard on Victoria Street no. 27 at present occupied by myself and daughter Clara, with the furniture and everything in the house to me belonging, the whole of which I wish to be equally divided between my nine children four sons & five daughters and
  • thirdly    that I appoint my two sons John and Henry to be the executors of this my will.

St. John's Newfoundland May the first Anno Domini eighteen hundred and ninety five. Signed, Peter Windsor as for my last will and testament.
April 1st 1900. I also now include the cottage and grounds which I have bought since I made this my last will to be added to the above, also what money may be in the Savings Bank at the time of my demise.    Peter Windsor

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Peter Windsor
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan 20, 1905
Johnson J.
Probate granted
25th 1905
to John J.
Windsor &
Henry Windsor
$11720.51 (or could be $41720.51)



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, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit

REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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