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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
John Calver


Will of John Calver
from the Newfoundland will books volume 10 pages 59 & 60 probate year 1913

In re John Calver      deceased.

This is the last will and Testament of me John Calver of Newtown Road, St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Gentleman.

  • First.    I give devise and bequeath to my sons William Calver and John Calver my farms situate on the west side of the Newtown Road and bounded on the north and west by public lands together with the dwelling house barns and all other buildings and erections thereon to be divided equally between them.
  • Second.    I give devise and bequeath to my son William Calver all my piece or parcel of land situate on the west side of the Newtown Road and lying to the South of Horwood's farm.
  • Third    I give devise and bequeath to my son John Calver all my piece or parcel of land situate on the east side of the road leading from the Newtown Road to Halliday's farm.
  • Fourth.   I give devise and bequeath to my grandson John Calver, son of William Calver, my land on the east side of Victoria Street in St. John's.
  • fifth.   I give devise and bequeath to my daughters Sarah Calver, Louise Calver and Charlotte Calver all my landed property not hereinbefore specifically give devised or bequeathed and all my debentures securities and moneys to be equally divided between them.
  • Sixth.   I also give devise and bequeath to my said three daughters all the rest residue and remainder of my property of every kind and nature whatsoever to be equally divided between them.
  • Seventh.   I hereby revoke all testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and appoint Sir William H. Horwood, Chief Justice of Newfoundland sole executor of this my will.

In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand at St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland this seventh day of November One thousand nine hundred and eleven. - John Calver -
Signed by the said testator in the presence of us both being present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Jas P. Blackwood    Jessie E. White.

Certified Correct.
D. M. Browning

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
June 3/13
Johnson J.
June 9/13
to Sir
William H.
sworn at



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 July 8, 2002

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