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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(W)
William Woodford

 

Will of William Woodford
from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 541-542 probate year 1864

In re
William Woodford deceased.

      The last will and testament of me William Woodford of Harbor Main Planter.     I leave all my property and fishing room to my wife Constantia Woodford for life and after her death to my brother-in-law Patrick Fardy.     Harbor Main A.D. 1853. (Sgd)    William Woodford.     Witness (Sgd) Thomas Strapp. (Sgd) Richard Strapp.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning
Registrar

 

 

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. 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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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