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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(A)
James Andrews

 

Will of James Andrews
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 596 probate year 1924

In re
      JAMES ANDREWS          DECEASED.

Last Will and Testament of Jas Andrews.

I, James Andrews of Southwest Arm of New Bay, being of sound mind and capable of so doing hereby make this my last will and testament.

      I hereby bequeath all my rights and title in my land situated in South west arm of New Bay to my three sons, George, James and Henry, and their heirs for ever, in equal portions each taking the land now in their possession.

      If my son George dies without any children his share of the property to be equally divided between the children of James and Henry with the stipulation that George Andrews widow is to hold possession of the property for her own use and interests as long as she remains a widow.

      I also leave the above property on the condition that my sons look after and support their mother, Agnes Andrews my wife, who is to have the privilege of taking possession, and disposing of any part of the property she shall choose if said George, James or Henry Andrews fail to support her.
JAMES his X mark ANDREWS
Witness
A.R. Hutchcroft
Bessie Hutchcroft
.

CORRECT,
William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat August 26/24
Kent J.
Adm C.T.A.
granted to
James M.
Andrews.
August 26/24.
Estate sworn
at $500.00

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are either hand-written copies or in later years typed copies of a, "last will and testament," written or typed by the court clerk, after the death of the testator, when the executor presented them to the court for probate. The court clerk didn't list the signatures at the bottom, he (or she) just put them in the book in whatever order they were in, on the original document, no spacing most of the time, no punctuation and also no paragraphs. The originals were kept by the executor.

We who have typed these wills, have made every effort to include all the errors that were on the microfilm, in order to avoid destroying the integrity of the originals, where ever they may be. However, in some of the very long wills, we have tried to insert paragraphs to make it easier for the researcher to read the document.

Page Contributed by Judy Benson & Ivy F. Benoit

Page Revised by Ivy F. Benoit (Wednesday February 20, 2013)

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