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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Blundon


Will of John Blundon
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 444 probate year 1923

In re
      JOHN BLUNDON.          DECEASED.

      This is the last Will and Testament of me, John Blundon of Bay de Verde, in the District of Bay de Verde, Newfoundland, Planter, made this 3rd day of May in the year of Our Lord One thousand Nineteen Hundred and Twenty One.

      The Houses & Land on which they stand belonging to my three sons Josiah Moses & James respectively I give & bequeath to them respectively.

      The property on Blundon’s Point (Fishing Room) and the Liver House. I give & bequeath to my said three sons, share & share alike.

      I give & bequeath to my son Josiah the Big Stage, built & unbuilt, and the Upper Flake: also after my wife’s death the old Shop and the Store underneath.

      The Little Stage, Salt Store (partly built partly on hired ground) Old Cross Stage, Middle flake and Fish Store I give and bequeath to my sons Moses and James, share and share alike.

      My Dwelling House & Shop attached, with Store and Barn, with furniture goods & chattels and all moveables I give and bequeath to my wife Lavinia so long as she lives, and after her death with remainder to my son Moses and his heirs.    Also the Old Shop and the Store underneath I give to my said wife Lavinia so long as she lives, but after her death with remainder to my son Josiah.

      All monies securities & other property in the house at the time of my death and not otherwise disposed of herein I give to my wife Lavinia absolutely.     JOHN BLUNDON.

Signed by the said Testator this 3rd day of May 1921 in our presence who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
Job Jacobs.    John S. Lockyer.
Henry Gilbert
Incumbent of Bay de Verdes.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Sept 6/23
Kent J.
Adm C.T.A.
granted to
Lavinia Blundon
October 4/23.
Estate sworn
at $3670.00



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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