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 West from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 453 probate year 1862
William West deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me William West of St. Johnís in the Island of Newfoundland Farmer I do hereby revoke all former wills and codicils I appoint my nephew Robert Hunt of St. Johnís aforesaid to be executor of this my will- After my lawful and just debts are paid I give devise and bequeath unto my dearly beloved wife All the right title and interest of all the lands which I hold under the Crown (both freehold and leasehold Also all my household furniture pictures clothes lining &c. &c. &c. which I may be possessed of at the time of my death during her the said Fanny Wests life time- And after my dearly beloved wifeís death It is my wish that all the above property should be sold or valued to pay off my just debts- And to satisfy my nephew Robert Hunt and my niece Elizabeth Hunt in consideration for our living with them- Should there be anything over and above after my own and my beloved wifes debts are paid the remainder is to be given to my stepson Robert Steers (Baker) at New York. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal at St. Johnís this 1st day of May 1854. William his X mark West (LS) Witnesses, Robert Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt, Thos. S. Selby, John Canning, John Dooley.
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D. M. Browning