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 West from Newfoundland will books volume 2 pages 465-466 probate year 1862

In re
          John West deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me John West of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Accountant-     Being desirous to arrange my affairs so that no dispute may arise after my decease, I give and bequeath unto Mary Devereux wife of Patrick Devereux of Harbor Grace aforesaid the whole of my goods and chattels and whatever money I may die possessed of for her own use and to be at her own disposal irrespective of her husband or of any other claims or claimants whatsoever (my just debts first being paid by her) disallowing all and every other will or wills heretofore made or which may be said to have been made by me.     In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed and set my hand and seal at Harbor Grace aforesaid this twenty first day of May one thousand eight hundred and sixty two.     John West (LS)     Signed sealed and delivered by the within named testator in our presence who have by his request subscribed our names in the presence of each other as witnesses hereto.     Lewis W. Emerson, John P. Jillard.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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