Transcribed by Judy Benson & Ivy Benoit. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors

Newfoundland will books volume 3 page 270 probate year 1872.

Will of Peter W. Carter


The last will and testament of me Peter Weston Carter late Chief Magistrate for the Central District of Newfoundland. I will devise and bequeath all my undivided share or one third part of the estate and property devised to me by the last will and testament of my late father William Carter Esquire deceased also the dwelling house and premises at present occupied by me to my children and their heirs share and share alike. I will and bequeath all my household furniture and plate to my daughters Sydney Elizabeth and Fanny and their heirs in equal shares. I will and devise to my son-in-law Captain Arthur Bambrick Mitchell all that estate situate at Belle Isle in this District called “Skinners Plantation” in trust to sell and dispose of the same to and for the use and benefit of his daughter Sydney Grace Mitchell and lastly I will and bequeath my gold watch chain and seals to my eldest son William Weston Carter at present residing in the United States of America. And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint Robert Roberts Wakeham Lilly executor of this my will revoking all other will or wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal at St. John’s in the Island aforesaid this fourteenth day of June A.D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy

P. W. Carter (LS) Signed sealed published and declared by the said Peter Weston Carter as and for his last will and testament in our presence and by us signed in the presence of each other as witnesses,

Henry J. B. Wood, Robt R.W. Lilly.

Certified correct,

D. M. Browning

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