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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Joseph Baker



Will of Joseph Baker
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 266 probate year 1922


I, Joseph Baker, of Marystown being of sound memory and mind do declare this to be my last Will and testament; hereby revoking all former wills and Testamentary dispositions heretofore at any time made by me. I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of every kind and description and whereever situate unto my wife, Ellen Baker, to be hers during her natural life and at the death of my said wife the property hereby devised or bequeathed to her aforesaid shall go to my children to be equally divided amongst them after her death.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this tenth day of March, in the year of Our Lord Nineteen hundred and twenty two. JOSEPH his X mark BAKER
Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us present at the same time and subscribed by us in the presence of each other it having been first read over and explained. F. J. MCGRATH P. P.     J. E. LONG J. P.

Codicil added June 8th 1922.
I, Joseph Baker, appoint my son John J. Baker sole executor of my estate with power to dispose of my herein devised property at any time he so wishes in the interest of his mother and the other members of my family.
In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this eighth day of June in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty two. JOSEPH his X mark BAKER     F. J. MCGRATH P. P.   J. E. LONG J. P.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 14/22
Horwood C.J.
Probate granted
to John J. Baker
Sept 28/22.
Estate sworn
at $900.00



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 and Ivy F. Benoit
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit June 2, 2002

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