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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Ruth Bradbury



Will of Ruth Bradbury
from Newfoundland will books volume 11 page 532 probate year 1920

In re Ruth Bradbury       deceased

I Ruth Bradbury [Nee Bishop] of Bay Roberts in the Island of Newfoundland [married woman] being of sound and disposing mind and memory hereby revoke all former wills and testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
I devise and bequeath and expressly direct that all my earthly goods and whatsoever of which I may die possessed be disposed of in the following manner.
That is to say I give devise and bequeath to my two children Winifred and Wilfred Turtle both children by my first husband Thomas Edward Turtle deceased my dwelling house and land all monies deposited in my name in the Royal Bank of Canada Saint John's I do hereby appoint my brother Joseph Bishop to be the Executor of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto my hand subscribed at Bay Roberts in the Island of Newfoundland this fourteenth day of August Anno Domini one thousand nine hundred and sixteen.     Ruth Bradbury

Signed published and Declared by the testatrix as her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.     John Bishop Lumber Merchant.    Robert Bishop Carpenter.

Correct William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland.

(Listed in the margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Oct. 27/20
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Joseph Bishop
Oct. 27/20
Estate sworn
at $550.00



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.

Page contributed by Judy Benson, Alana Bennett, Wendy Weller, Eric Weller and Kristina Americo
REVISED BY: Ivy F. Benoit March 26, 2002

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