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 Curtis from Newfoundland will books volume 4 pages 332-333 probate year 1884

In re
          William Curtis deceased.

In the name of God.     I William Curtis of Harbor Grace in the Island of Newfoundland being of sound mind do declare by this my last will and testament that I bequeath all my property and possessions consisting of a dwelling house and garden situate in Noads Street in the aforesaid town of Harbor Grace with all goods and chattels contained in said dwelling house Also a piece or parcel of land situate in the road leading to Lady Pond from Harbor Grace to my wife Eliza Curtis in connection with my two daughters viz. Melina Curtis the eldest and Sophia Curtis the youngest as follows My wife Eliza Curtis to have the sole management of said property during her life time After her death the said property to be in possession of my two daughters Melina Curtis and Sophia Curtis In the event of either of my daughters being married the property is to be in possession of the unmarried daughter And in the event of the death of Eliza Curtis and the marriage of Melina and Sophia Curtis and the marriage of Melina and Sophia Curtis the whole of the aforesaid property to be divided equally between my sons And furthermore I do appoint and declare Stephen S. Andrews and James Hutchings both of Harbor Grace to be the executors of this my last will and testament.     William his X mark Curtis (LS)     Witness, John Hutchings, Stephen S. Andrews. James Hutchings, Harbor Grace, 22nd September 1876.

Certified correct,
D. M. Browning

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