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A Collection of Newfoundland Wills
Louisa S. Canning


Will of Louisa S. Canning
from the Newfoundland will books volume 12 page 126 probate year 1921


This is the last Will and Testament of me Louisa S. Canning of St. John's in the Island of Newfoundland, Widow.

  • FIRST. I give to the Permanent Marine Disaster fund the sum of One hundred dollars; to the Tasker Benevolent fund of the Masonic Society of St. John's the sum of One hundred dollars; to the Cochrane Street Methodist church Branch of the Womens Missionary Society the sum of Two hundred dollars.
  • SECOND. I direct that all my debts testamentary and funeral expenses and death duties chargeable to my estate be paid out of the residue of my estate, and subject thereto I give and bequeath said residue of my estate to my three children to be divided equally between them.
  • THIRD. I appoint George C. Whiteley of St. John's aforesaid, Master Mariner, Executor of this my will.

In Witness Whereof I the said Louisa S. Canning have hereunto subscribed my name at St. John's aforesaid this     day of December, anno Domini One thousand nine hundred and Nineteen. LOUISA S. CANNING.
Signed by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. Nellie Powell.     Dorothy Kent.

William F. Lloyd
Registrar of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland

(Listed in the Margin next to this will the following)
Fiat Nov 19/21
Horwood C. J.
Probate granted to
Geo C. Whiteley
Nov 21/21.
Estate sworn
at $2374.00



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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