Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors
Will of William Churchill Senior from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 165-166 probate year 1881
William Churchill deceased.
Anno Domini One thousand eight hundred and eighty one March fifteenth In the name of God Amen. Know all men by these presents That I William Churchill of Portugal Cove in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer and Planter being sick in body but of sound mind do demise and bequeath all my estate goods and chattels as follows The water side Portugal Cove property to be equally divided between my beloved sons John George William and James Churchill my house at Portugal Cove to be equally divided between William and James Churchill the remainder of my land at Portugal Cove to be equally divided between John & George Churchill my house at prodestant Town with my bed and furniture at present in it I bequeath to my son William Churchill the remainder of my property out houses two cows and farming materials and land to be equally divided between William & James Churchill my land at Picots Pond to be equally divided between George and John Churchill I appoint William Churchill and James Churchill my executors revoking and annulling all former wills & deeds made by me I declare this to be my last will & testament. William his X mark Churchill. Witnesses W. H. Webber, Nathan Churchill, Reverend C.M. Ellingham, Clergyman of Portugal Cove.