Transcribed by Judy Benson
While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Newfoundland will books volume 1 page 72 probate year 1829 1830
|Will of Samuel Woodley|
In re SAMUEL WOODLEY. DECEASED.In the name of God Amen I Samuel Woodley of Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Planter being about to leave this country for England do make this my last will & testament and
First it is my will and desire that all my lawful debts be paid.
Secondly I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Woodley all and every part of my property consisting of lands tenements hereditaments monies goods & chattels of whatsoever nature and kind soeer whether in Newfoundland or eslewhere and the rents and interest of money arising therefrom to be applied to her use during her natural life or widowhood but should my said wife again be married or die before or after my sons Samuel Barter Woodley and William Woodley shall have attained their respective ages of twenty one years then immediately on such marriage or death the whole of the aforesaid property consisting of lands tenements hereditaments monies goods & chattels of whatsoever nature and kind soever then being in Newfoundland or elsewhere I give and bequeath to my said sons Samuel Barter Woodley and William Woodley and their heirs and assigns for ever.
And I do hereby appoint William Thomas & George Lilly both of Saint Johnís Executors of this my last will & testament.
In witness whereof I have to this my last will and testament subscribed my name and affixed my seal at Saint Johnís aforesaid the fourteenth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four.
Samuel Woodley [LS]
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Samuel Woodley to be his last will and testament in the presence of us, the words ďor afterĒ being first written between the seventeenth & eighteenth lines of the first side & William Thomas first written over Newman Wright Hoyles through which a line was made.
Geo. A. Lilly.
Certified correct D.M. Browning