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

Newfoundland will books volume 2  page 197 probate year 1855

Will of John Butler
In re

John Butler deceased.

This is the last will and testament of John Butler of Clarks Beach, Port de Grave, Newfoundland.  I give and devise all my property goods and chattels of every description whatsoever and wheresoever including my land and property in possession of George Callan, John Wilcox and John Efford, unto Jane Richards wife of Isaac Richards of Clarks Beach aforesaid her heirs and assigns for ever.  I desire the said Jane Richards (who is my half-sister and who has for many years taken care of me in my old age) to give my feather bed to her grand-daughter Emma Richards.  I hereby nominate and appoint John Andrews Williamís son and James Butler (Land) to be executors of this my will. Dated this thirty first day of July A.D. one thousand eight hundred and forty five.

John Butler his X mark and seal (LS)

Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last will and testament of the said John Butler in the presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto set our hands as witnesses thereto, on the thirty first day of July A.D. 1845.  Note. The said will was read over to the said testator in our presence before he signd it,

William Smith Mills.  John Ryall.

Certified correct,

D. M. Browning


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