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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Henry Winton


Will of Henry Winton
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 593-594 probate year 1866

In re
Henry Winton deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Winton of St. John’s 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 Brown.    I 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.

Certified correct,
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.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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