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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
(A)
Isabella M. H. Ayre

 

Will of Isabella M. H. Ayre
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 pages 431 & 432 probate year 1905

In re the Estate of Isabella M. H. Ayre       deceased

This is the last will and Testament of me, Isabella M. H. Ayre, of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, widow: I revoke all former wills by me at any time made, and I appoint Frederick Bursell, of St. John's, undertaker, to be the executor of this my will. I give and bequeath all my property to my said executor upon trust to pay thereout my lawful debts and testamentary and funeral expenses and to divide the residue thereof between my three children John Marion and Lily in the following proportions namely to my son John one fourth part thereof, and to my daughters Marion and Lily all the remaining three-fourths thereof share and share alike.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of January A.D. 1905 at St. John's aforesaid Isabella M. H. her X mark Ayre.
Signed Published and declared by the said Isabella M. H. Ayre as and for her last will and testament in presence of us who in her presence and in presence of each other at her request hereto subscribe ourselves as witnesses attesting the due execution thereof the same having been first read over to testatrix in our presence, who seemed perfectly, to understand, the same and who signed the same by making her mark thereto in our presence     Chas. O'Neill Conroy    Frederick Bursell.

I certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and testament of Isabella M. H. Ayre
D. M. Browning

Registrar

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat
Feby 10/05
Emerson J.
Probate granted
on the 10th day of
February A.D.
1905 to
Frederick
Bursell
$4954.27

 

 

Note: The wills in those will books are NOT actual wills. They are hand-written copies of a, "last will and testament," written 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. 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.

This page contributed by Judy Benson, Wendy Weller and Ivy Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit May 3, 2002

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