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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
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Will of Henry Winton
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 593-594 probate
Henry Winton deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Winton of
Newfoundland Printer, First I will that the
silver teakettle and the likenesses of my father and mother which I received
from my father’s estate be forthwith handed to my brother Robert to
be kept by him as long as he lives and then delivered over to his eldest son- The
tea kettle having been given to my father as a testimonial it is my wish that
the same be always kept in the family of Wintons- All the
rest and residue of my property I give and bequeath to my dear wife Elizabeth
claim the teakettle and likenesses before mentioned as having a lien upon them
for the three hundred pounds which the said estate owes me. I appoint Richard
Nayle and F. R. Page to be executors of this my last
will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set
my hand and name this twenty third day of October Anno Domini eighteen hundred
and sixty five. Henry Winton. Signed by
the said testator and by each of us in each other’s presence W.V.
Whiteway, Joseph Woods, witnesses.
D. M. Browning
Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed 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 and also no paragraphs. 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. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.
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Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)
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