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 pages 245-246 probate year 1857

Will of William Bartlett


This is the last will and testament of William Bartlett (son of William) of Brigus in Conception Bay in the Island of Newfoundland, Planter, made this fourteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty seven. Firstly, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Rachel Bartlett all my worldly possessions of whatsoever kind, my house, lands, boats, nets, seines, household furniture and every thing else belonging to me into whose hands the same can or may be found -it is understood nevertheless that my granddaughter daughter of my late son William Bartlett is to be maintained by my wife out of my property until she attains the age of twenty one or marries and if my wife should depart this life before that period then she is to be maintained out of the property into whose ever hands it might fall until the period aforesaid and if she wishes or demands it at either of the above periods named, say at the age of twenty one or married I give her the garden by Mr. Nathan Percey’s old stable to build a house. Lastly, I make and nominate my wife Rachel Bartlett sole executor to this my last will and testament

William his X mark Bartlett (LS) son of William.

Signed sealed published and declared at Brigus aforesaid (after being read over and explained) in presence of us,

John Leamon, Thomas Chalker.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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