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 1 pages 50 & 51 probate year 1827-1830.

Will of William Searle


This is the last will and testament of me William Searle of Weston Within the Parish of Berry Pomeroy in the County of Devon Merchant who am weak in body but of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding

First I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay and discharge all my just debts and funeral expenses as soon as possible after my decease

I give devise and bequeath unto my dear father John Searle of Weston aforesaid all my money and securities for money goods chattels estate and effects of what nature or kind so ever and wheresoever the same shall be at the time of my death To Hold the same unto my said father absolutely for his own use and benefit

And I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Father the whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament hereby revoking and making void every other will or will at any time heretofore by me made and declaring this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I the said William Searle have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty first day of may in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.

Wm. Searle [LS]

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named William Searle as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.

Gilbert N. Tompson, Surgeon Totnes. James Searle. Mary Parrott.

Certified correct D.M. Browning


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