Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While I have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 129-130 probate year 1901

Will of William M. Bearns


This is the last will and testament of me William M. Bearns of St. Johnís Newfoundland gentleman and I hereby revoke all former wills by me made.

I give devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Elizabeth that house in which I now live (No. 128) situate on the north side of Military Road St. Johnís and the land whereon the same stands and the land appurtenant in rear of said house, also the right to use in common with the occupants of adjoining premises on the west that passage way which leads from Military Road by the east side of the said house.

I also bequeath to my said wife all the furniture of what kind soever in or belonging to the said house. I also bequeath to her those two pieces of land containing between one and two acres in all lying one on the east and the other on the west side of the Sand Pits Road which are at present occupied by Thomas Bearns Senior as tenant - and I hereby appoint George M. Johnson of St. Johnís Solicitor executor of this my will

Dated at St. Johnís this fourth day of August A.D. 1900 Wm M. Bearns signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament on the date above written in presence of us the subscribers who in his presence and in that of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as such witnesses Geo. M. Johnson Thomas Bearns.

Certified correct, D. M. Browning Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 6. 1900 Morison J. Probate Feb. 1, 1901 granted to Geo M. Johnson Estate sworn at $3500.00

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