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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ebenezer J. Barnes


Will of Ebenezer J. Barnes
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 61 & 62 probate year 1913

In re Ebenezer J. Barnes      deceased.

Know all men that I Ebenezer Jaynes Barns of my own free will being sound in mind and understanding do hereby make this my last will and testament.
I give and bequeath to my five children namely. George Phillip. John Cook. Gwendolen Gertrude. Kathleen Mary, and Francis Alexander Barnes, the sum of Five Hundred Dollars each to be paid to them when they attain the age of 21 years. Should either of the aforementioned children die before reaching that age then the sum of Five Hundred Dollars so bequeathed shall be distributed equally between the then surviving children.
2nd. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Selina Jessie the Residue of my money property and furniture for her sole use and benefit
3rd I appoint Selina Jessie Barnes as my executrix
Dated at Tilt Cove Newfoundland this 1st day of April 1913 - E. J. Barnes -
Signed by Ebenezer Jaynes Barnes the Testator In the joint presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto signed our names as witnesses Arthur Pittman    William Cunningham

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
May 23/13
June 12/13
granted to
sworn at



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
Page revised by Ivy Benoit

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