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 Butt Senior from Newfoundland will books volume 8 pages 163 to 165 probate year 1904
William Butt deceased.|
This is the Last will and Testament of me William Butt, Senior, of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland Gentleman. I hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary depositions made by me. I appoint my son William Butt, Junior to be the Executor of this my will. I direct my Executor to pay my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses.
I give devise and bequeath to my Grandson Francis Frost forever all That piece or parcel of land situate on the Southside of Harvey Street in Harbor Grace aforesaid and bounded on the East by land of William Ford and on the west by land of Payne together with all buildings and erections thereon and all appurtenances thereto.
I give and bequeath to my daughter Drucilla (wife of Levi Frost) the sum of one Hundred Dollars for the sole and separate use; and to my daughter Harriett Ann (wife of Thomas Parsons) the sum of one hundred Dollars for her sole and separate use.
I give devise and bequeath to my said son William Butt, Junior, forever All That land and waterside premises situate on the Southside of Water Street in the west end of Harbor Grace aforesaid together with all buildings and erections thereon and all appurtenances thereto the same being at present occupied by me also all that land and premises situate on the westside of Church Hill in Harbor Grace aforesaid together with all buildings and erections thereon and all appurtenances thereto the same being at present unoccupied. I also give and bequeath to my said son William Butt Junior all the rest residue and remainder of my lands property goods chattels and effects of which I may die possessed, wherever situate or being.
And I hereby declare that the foregoing gifts devises and bequests to my said son William Butt, Junior, shall be and are upon this condition namely - that my said son William Butt Junior shall support provide for and maintain my dear wife Elizabeth Butt the mother of my said son so long as she shall live. Dated at Saint Johnís this twentieth day of April Anno Domini one thousand nine Hundred. William his X mark Butt Sr. signed by the said William Butt Senior (by making his mark) as his last will the same having been first read over and explained to the said William Butt Senior who appeared perfectly to understand the same in the presence of us, both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Joshua Hookey James B. Foote
D. M. Browning
(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
May 6. 04
May 14. 04
William Butt Jr
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