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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Sophia Bartlett


Will of Sophia Bartletty
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 576 probate year 1924

In re

This is the last Will of me Sophia Bartlett of Bay Roberts, widow.
I revoke all other wills and Testamentary dispositions by me heretofore made.

      I devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate to which I shall be entitled at the time of my death unto Richard A. Parsons of St. John’s, Student-at-law upon trust to sell and convert into money such parts thereof as shall not consist of money and out of the monies to arise therefrom to pay my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and to divide the clear residue thereof equally amongst my two nieces Lillian Sturmey of Halifax in the Province of Nova Scotia Canada Married Woman and Hattie Haldane of Halifax aforesaid Spinster and my nephew Hector Evans of Bay Roberts their respective Executors, Administrators or assigns.

      I appoint the said Richard A. Parsons sole Executor and Trustee of this my will.

      IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand this 28th day of August A.D. 1922.     SOPHIA BARTLETT.
Signed by the above named Testatrix as her last Will in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence and in the presence of each other subscribe our names as witnesses.
John Fenelon.    R. A. Parsons.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat June 17/24
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Richard A.
Parsons. June 17/24
Estate sworn
at $4152.87.



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 & Ivy F. Benoit

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

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