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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Josiah J. Calpin


Will of Josiah J. Calpin
from Newfoundland will books volume 12 pages 61 & 62 probate year 1921

In re

I Josiah J. Calpin of Bay Roberts District of Harbor Grace in the Dominion of Newfoundland, Blacksmith 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 to my eldest daughter Louisa Searl the dwelling house with garden in front of dwelling house within six feet of the forge. The furniture in the room occupied by Priscilla Cram as her bedroom to become the property of Priscilla Cram. All other furniture in the house to be equally divided between my two daughters Louisa and Susannah. The Forge and land with six feet of the garden back of the Forge I give to my youngest daughter Susannah. The property known as the Stable Yard with Stable and Outhouses to be equally divided between my two daughters Louisa and Susannah, The East part of said property to go to my youngest daughter Susannah, and the West half of this property to go to my eldest daughter Louisa. I hereby stipulate that my two daughters Susannah and Louisa have to pay to Priscilla Cram the sum of Fifty dollars each within three months after my death. In the event of my two daughters Louisa & Susannah failing to pay the said amounts of money to Priscilla Cram within three months after my death the whole of Stable Yard property to become Priscilla Cram's, providing that Priscilla Cram remains with me, until after my death. In the event of Priscilla Cram dying before me, this part of the property known as the Stable and Yard is to go to Louisa & Susannah as stated. The East half to go to Susannah and the West half to go to Louisa. I do hereby appoint Thomas Wilcox & John Bishop to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand subscribed by making my mark thereto after being read over to me at Bay Roberts in the Dominion of Newfoundland this Sixth day of February One thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
Josiah his X mark Calpin
Signed published and declared by the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence who in his presence (of the testator) and of each other all present at the same time, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Lewis Dawe    Joseph T. Parsons.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat August 1 /21
Kent J.
Probate granted
to Thomas Wilcox
and John bishop
August 1 /21
Estate sworn
at $1250.00



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 May 28, 2002

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