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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
William Young


Will of William Young from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 205 to 207 probate year 1918

In re William Young       deceased

I, William Young, Fisherman of Rocky Harbor, Newfoundland, being of sound mind, hereby make my last will and testament, annulling and revoking all former wills and testaments of my property. I give and bequeath all my landed property, surveyed & measuring over eleven acres, [see grant of property], all my houses, barns, stores, cattle, sheep boats and gear to my wife Ann, to be for her sole use during her widowhood, and after the decease of my wife, the said property to be equally divided between my sons John William Charles and George Edmund, provided that during the widowhood of my wife, the said sons remain with their mother and work upon the property and support her, and also that my sons aforesaid have to support all their sisters who remain single after the decease of their mother. It is my wish that all my single daughters may known that they have always a home in the house where they were brought up. I give and bequeath to my son Levi, the strip of land, at the rear of M. L. Hardings land, at present not surveyed and measured, being about four acres of land for his sole use and disposition. I also give and bequeath to my son Levi liberty to place his house on any part of my property surveyed to be held by him only while the house remains, and if the said house be removed the land then is to revert to the property of my widow and sons. I desire that all my sons shall work together and to use all the gear together, but providing my son Levi wishes to work by and for himself then I desire that my son Levi receive one-third of all gear and boats. I give and bequeath to each of my daughters on their marriage two sheep. I further charge my widow and sons on no account to sell any of the landed property. Should my widow marry again, then she has no part nor claim on this my estate. Should either of my sons wish to move to any other place then the property is to be for him or those remaining on the property for his or their support. I hereby appoint my wife Ann as the executrix of this my estate -William Young his X mark- Rocky Harbor Witnessed by us this fourth day of March 1901. Charles W. Hollands     John W. Nicolle. I William Young the aforementioned being of sound mind to hereby change the first clause of my will made on March 10 1901 which divides my property between my sons John William and George Edmund and to dispose of the aforementioned property in clause 1 as follows That the whole of my property mentioned in clause 1 be equally divided between my sons John William & George Edmund and my grandson Hector provided that my sons John William & George Edmund and my grandson Hector keep the conditions aforementioned in section 1 of my will of 1901 William his X mark Young Witnessed by us at Rocky Hr. this first day of June 1912. J. Parsons [Priest]    John Nicolle

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Oct 3/18
Johnson J.
Oct 10/18
granted to
Ann Young
Estate sworn
at $1260.00



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.

Page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

REVISED: October 9, 2001 (Ivy Benoit)

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