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 Branscombe from Newfoundland will books volume 2 page 583 probate year 1865

In re
         William Branscombe deceased.

In the name of God Amen.     I William Branscomb of Saint Johnís Newfoundland being in a delicate state of health but of sound mind and memory and knowing that all men must die do make this my last will and testament annulling all former wills or deeds and all other former arrangements whatever First I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Margaret all property which I now possess in money land houses and household furniture and all money invested by me in any way in her own right to have and to hold the same for and during her natural life after paying the expenses of my burial which is to be in Christian form and according to the rite of the Holy Roman Catholic Church. I also desire that on the death of my said beloved wife Margaret that all the property of my estate shall be equally divided to my children by a will signed and sealed by my said wife Margaret and recommending my soul to God and my body to earth I declare this to be my last will and testament.     In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand and affix my seal this fourth day of May A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty five.     W. Branscombe (LS)     Signed sealed and delivered in presence of Wm. Doutney, Catherine Moore.

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