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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Baird



Will of John Baird
from Newfoundland will books volume 7 page 422 probate year 1905

The last will of John Baird late of Saint John's Laborer deceased.

This is the last will and testament of me John Baird of St. John's Laborer I give devise and bequeath unto my eldest daughter Elizabeth now the wife of Timothy O'Brien all my leasehold property consisting of one dwelling house situate on Hamilton Street and Browns as no. 21 in said street to hold the same in trust for the maintenance - support and livelihood of my two daughters Mary Baird and Agnes Baird, and after their death to hold the same for her own use and benefit forever absolutely - I appoint my said daughter Elizabeth O'Brien sole executrix of this my will
In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed and set my hand this eighth day of July A.D. one thousand nine hundred and two. John his X mark Baird.
Signed by the said Testator John Baird as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his sight and presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses. The same having been first read over and explained to the said John Baird, and he seemed to perfectly understand the same. Jas. J. Collins Notary Public    John Channing Cabman.

This is to certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of the last will and Testament of John Baird
D. M. Browning


(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Jan. 22.05
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to Elizabeth
O'Brien on the
23rd day of
AD 1905



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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