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 4 pages 474-475 probate year 1889

Will of William Thorburn


The will index gives the probate year, for this will, as 1889, but it is filed chronologically with wills from 1886.

This is the last will and testament of me William Thorburn of Saint Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Brewer. I give devise and bequeath unto my beloved wife Catherine Thorburn all the property both real and personal, moneys goods chattels and effects of which I may die possessed to have and to hold the same as her sole separate and absolute property and for her sole and absolute use and benefit during her lifetime; and I further will and direct that she the said Catherine Thorburn may at her death bequeath the said property or such portion thereof as shall be then remaining to such of my children as she may direct or appoint.

And I hereby appoint Robert Laurie of Saint Johnís aforesaid Draper as executor of this my last will and testament. Signed published and declared as and for my last will and testament at Saint Johnís aforesaid this nineteenth day of October Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight. William his X mark Thorburn. Signed published and declared by the said testator as and for his last will and testament in our presence who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed ourselves as witnesses hereunto, W.H. Horwood, K. McKenzie.
Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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