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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Bindon



Will of John Bindon
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 87 probate year 1921


This is the last will and testament of me, John Bindon, at present of St. John's, in the Island of Newfoundland, Retired Customs Official.

  1. I hereby revoke all other and former wills that may have been made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament.
  2. It is my will and desire that the Debenture bonds at present held by me, to the value of 4.000.00, be realized by my executor, and the proceeds divided as follows:
    1. To my daughter, Mary Joseph Martin, wife of Patrick Martin, the sum of 562.00.
    2. to my daughter Augustus Dodd, wife of John Dodd, the sum of 562.00.
    3. To my daughter Hannah Gleeson, wife of Patrick Gleeson, the sum of 772.00.
    4. To my daughter Louisa Cotter, wife of John Cotter, the sum of 772.00.
    5. To my daughter Margaret Tobin, wife of James Tobin, the sum of 772.00.
    6. To my son James Bindon the sum of 560.00.
  3. I give, devise and bequeath to my said daughter Mary Joseph Martin all my right, title and interest in and to ALL THAT farmland and premises owned by me, situate at Flatrock, in the Electoral District of St. John's East, and at present occupied by her.
  4. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever situate, of which I may die possessed, I give, devise and bequeath to my said daughter Louisa Cotter.
  5. I hereby appoint my said son James Bindon to be the sole executor of this my last will and testament.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's aforesaid, this 3rd day of September A. D. 1920. J. J. BINDON.
Signed by the said testator as and for his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who, in his presence, at his request, and in the presence of each other, have hereunto our hands subscribed as witnesses. P. J. Maher    M. J. Mulcahy.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 8/21
Johnson J.
Probate granted
to James Bindon
Sept 9/21.
Estate sworn
at $3980.00



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 11, 2002

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