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 John Butler from Newfoundland will books volume 4 page 306 probate year 1884
John Butler deceased.
In the name of God Amen. John Butler (Sand) of Port de Grave appoint this to be my last will and testament, and revoking all others. I give all my property to my three sons consisting of half the dwelling house, half the store, half the land arround the house, also half the land accross the marsh, and half of the Island at the mouth of the harbour, to be acqually divided between the three, viz Jabez Butler, Esau Butler and John Butler. I give Bay Roberts Point to which of my sons will go on it to live, about thirty acres of land; bonded on the north by the water, on the east by the water, on the south by the water, and on the west by the void land. The Forg to be acqually divided between my sons with the rest of the property. I desire that my carpenters tools be acqually divided between my three sons herein mentioned. Witness my hand and seal the 8th of May 1878. John Butler his X mark. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Wm. H. Edyvean, W.M. Mary Rebekah Butler.