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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Yates


Will of William Yates
from Newfoundland will books vol 11 page 401 probate year 1919

In re William Yates       deceased

I, William Yates of Twillingate South Island in the Northern District of the Island of Newfoundland, make this my last will and testament, while in the possession of sound mind and memory; hereby revoking all former wills by me made. I bequeath and devise all my property, real and personal, wheresoever the same may be, to my beloved wife, Grace Yates. I appoint my said wife the executrix of this my last will and testament. My will is that my said wife shall not be required to give and (any?) bonds or security to the judge of probate for the faithful execution of the duties of executrix. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this twenty ninth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one. William his X mark Yates. Signed sealed and declared by the testator, William Yates, to us after being read and explained to him as his last will and testament. And we at his request, and in the presence of him in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto at the date hereof. Adam Pond. Charles White.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Dec 15/19
Kent J..
Probate granted
to Grace Yates
Dec. 16/19.
Estate sworn
at $350.00



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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

Revised: October 29, 2001 (Ivy F. Benoit)

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