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 2 page 343 probate year 1859.

Will of Walter Butler


In the name of God Amen, I Walter Butler feeling very ill in bodily health but of sound mind am disposed to have my temporal affairs arranged in the following manner, viz. In the first place I will and bequeath to my two sons Patrick and Cornelius the place I occupy on the western side of the harbour equally but giving Patrick a preference of his choice and of the dwelling house. I likewise bequeath to my sons Walter & Peter the place belonging to me on the eastern side of the harbour all the clear land attached to both places to be divided equally between the four abovementioned sons should they separate, If any of the aforesaid sons be not disposed to live here or die without issue his or their portion to become the property of the remaining or surviving sons I moreover leave to the two youngest male children of James Comerford & James Roach respectively the places at present occupied by them allowing the said James Comerford & James Roach full control over their respective places untill the time of their death & I hereby request and appoint the Revd. John Cullan, Burin, & James Comerford of this place to be executors to this my last will & testament.

Signed & delivered in presence of the Revd William Fripps & Robert Power this 20th day of January in the year of our Lord 1853.

Walter his X Butler Corbin, Newfoundland,

William Fripps, Robert his X mark Power, Witnesses.

Certified correct,

D. M. Browning

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