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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Lester Densmore Barbour


Will of Lester Densmore Barbour (from Newfoundland will books vol 11 pages 134 and 135 probate year 1918)

In re Lester Densmore Barbour       deceased

  1. I, Lester Densmore Barbour of Newtown, but at present of St. John's, Soldier, hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will.
  2. I appoint Samuel Barbour of Newtown, my Uncle, to be Executor of this my will.
  3. I bequeath unto the firm of E&S. Barbour, doing business at Newtown, all my life insurance in the Manufacturers and Sun Life Insurance Companies, absolutely.
  4. I devise and bequeath all moneys in my name in the Bank of Montreal and Cochrane Street Methodist Church onto my Executor in trust to pay the income from said moneys onto my mother -Mary Jane Barbour- during her life or until she remarries, when at her death or remarriage, I devise and bequeath all the said moneys onto my brothers Job and Carlsen Barbour, absolutely. Share and share alike.
  5. I devise and bequeath all the residue of my real and personal estate and effects onto my brothers Job and Carlsen Barbour, absolutely, share and share alike.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at St. John's this 14th day of May A.D. 1917. Lester D. Barbour. Signed by the said Lester Densmore Barbour as his last will, in the presence of us, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Florence Ewing     S. G. Foote Solr.

Correct Charles H. Emerson
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
June 17/18
granted to
sworn at



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, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller and Eric Weller

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

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